Welcome to P.I.T. STOP
At Midfield Primary we recognise that a child’s health and wellbeing is a key factor in their ability to learn, achieve and access all opportunities available to them. We do this through our P.E curriculum and after-school activities where children are encouraged to take care of and to learn about their physical health in order to maintain helpful habits throughout life. We also support children so that they may feel happy and confident, develop resilience and take pride in themselves as unique individuals. Our PSHE curriculum (Personal Social Health Education), Circle times and Mindfulness lessons also support children in their health and well-being.
Midfield Primary school is committed to the health and safety and well-being of all our children. Our Inclusion Manager and Family Worker have a particular role to play in safeguarding and ensuring that children and families access the right kind of support they may need.
Midfield Primary School has achieved the Healthy Schools London Bronze and Silver awards. We are proud to be the first Primary school in Bromley to receive the prestigious Healthy Schools London Gold Award from The Mayor of London.
The P.I.T Stop is our Pastoral Inclusion Initiative which has been set up to provide additional enrichment and PSHE (Personal Social Health and Education) support for children, their families and their Carers. PSHE is an integral part of the national curriculum which is taught in all schools. Children who come to the P.I.T. Stop are supported through group work and one-to-one pastoral mentoring.
Children are referred to P.I.T. Stop through the Family Worker, Teaching staff or Parents/Carers themselves. Referrals are made for a wide range of reasons including support with friendships, developing confidence, managing feelings and bereavement.
Pupil's View of P.I.T Stop Provisions
Meet The P.I.T. Stop Team
Inclusion Manager - Mrs Garrott
Child Protection Officer - Mrs Kick (BA Honors PGCE and RGN)
Mrs Kick is the Child Protection Officer at Midfield. She liaises with staff, parents and outside agencies to provide the safest environment possible for our children to grow, learn and thrive, overcoming any barriers they may have to their learning.
Family Worker - Mrs Crook
Mrs Crook helps and supports children and their families through difficult times which may mean sign posting them to outside agencies.
SEN Assistant - Miss Withers (BSc Psychology and MSc Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience)
Miss Withers works alongside the Inclusion Manager and provides advice and guidance to colleagues working directly with children.
P.I.T. Stop Group Leader , Behaviour Mentor and Therapeutic Art Worker -
Ms Wedderburn (Community Art BA Hons)
Art is used in our group work in a therapeutic way to help the children to express themselves when exploring more complex issues. Involvement in Pastoral Care in Secondary Schools over the past 12 years has given me an insight into what lies ahead for Primary School children and to help to prepare them for this transition through our P.I.T. Stop PSHE workshops.
P.I.T. Stop Learning Mentors
Mr Edwards and Mrs Livett are Learning Mentors at Midfield Primary School.
As Learning Mentors, their key role is to champion the needs of children who may be facing barriers to effective learning, both inside and outside the school.
Mr Edwards - Learning Mentor Mrs Livett - Learning Mentor
and group facilitator