St Mary's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School

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Central Avenue, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, DL5 5NP

01325 300339

newtonaycliffestmarys@durhamlearning.net

Guided by faith, nurtured through love, inspired to achieve.
As witnesses to Jesus and enriched by the Holy Spirit, St Mary's Catholic Primary School is a respectful, caring and embracing family. We celebrate and share our Catholic faith together, recognising the uniqueness and potential of all. The values and learning that are nurtured in our school enable achievement in education and beyond.

Parent Support

My name is Elizabeth Kengyelics, also known as Mrs K. I have supported children and families for over 20 years in both Educational and Therapeutic settings. I have a degree in Children's Care, Learning and Development and a BA in in Early Years research. 

I am a Safeguarding Lead within the school, supporting both families and children's emotional well-being. I run a nurture group alongside our school councilor and a therapeutic gardening club in the spring and summer months. 

I am available, through appointment, to support families experiencing a wide range of issues, such as;

  • Money troubles
  • Domestic Violence
  • Bereavement
  • Housing Problems
  • Mental Health
  • Uniform needs

and much more. 

My role is signpost to outside agencies and I am a member of the Newton Aycliffe community engagement team. 

 

Due to the changing economic climate, and the advent of Universal Credit affecting families within our community; I have recently become one of County Durham Food Bank Referrers.

The food bank has been established to provide short term, emergency food to an individual or family in crisis while a long-term strategy is developed.

Enough food for 3 days (one voucher) is provided. Any family can be referred by myself and can access three vouchers within a 6 month period. Each voucher is valid for 30 days.

When a client goes to the food bank with their voucher, volunteers will use an assessment process to check if they are eligible for support from the Fuel Bank i.e gas and electricity vouchers.

Please do not struggle in silence, if you are in need of help to put food on your table please make an appointment to come and talk to me. Together we  can discuss any needs you may have in private and work together to get the best possible outcome for all the families attending St Mary's School. 

Useful Numbers

-Universal Credit Support - 0800 328 5644 (Freephone)

-Junction 7 - Emergency Food Service - 07543989229

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