Teachers and Governors are trained Rainbow mentors.
Rainbows is group support for children who have experienced a significant loss in their lives. This may be due to the death of a loved one, or family breakdown/separation. This programme helps children cope with their grief and feel less alone. It is delivered by trained school staff so they can facilitate the opportunity for children to talk about their feelings with peers in a safe and nurturing environment. Rainbows is not professional counselling. Staff do not take notes or attempt to solve problems. Children work through a journal and are encouraged to write down their thoughts at that particular time. Facilitators must respect/keep confidentiality but seek advice should any safeguarding concerns arise.
Facilitators do not share conversations with anyone else unless they have concerns about the child.
The school, children and families all value the important counselling service this offers.