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At Greenwood we consider your children’s emotional development to be as important as their academic achievement. Most children have times when they are worried or preoccupied and this makes it difficult for them to learn. Ten years ago the school began a partnership with the Place2Be charity and since then many children and their parents have benefited from the service it provides.


Place2Be is a national children’s charity working with 200 schools across the UK. It provides a safe space – the Place2Be room – where children can express their feelings through talking, creative work and play.


Place2Be helps build children’s confidence and self-esteem, enabling them to cope with difficult life events, establish friendships and focus in class. This in turn makes school a happier place to be for all the children and the school staff.


The Place2Be School Project Manager at Greenwood Primary School is Ben Crawshaw. He is in school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday every week. If you would like to find out more about Place2Be at Greenwood, you can contact Ben on 020 8422 9630.


From September 2015, Place2Be will also be offering the services of a parent counsellor. The parent counsellor at Greenwood School is Sofia Sullivan and she will be in school every Thursday morning. If you would like to find out more about parent counselling at Place2Be, you can contact Ben on 020 8422 9630.