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Service Families

Children of Service Families

About a third of the children at South Wonston School are from Service families, many stationed at Worthy Down. The administration team at South Wonston are very experienced at helping families who are transferring to the area, often at short notice. Please do not hesitate to contact us at the earliest opportunity so that we can do our very best to ensure a smooth transition for your child.

Once you have official notification of a posting to the Winchester area and a relocation date, a Unit postal address or quartering area address will be accepted as the address for the application. You must send a copy of the official MOD, FCO or GCHQ letter declaring your relocation date to the County Admissions Team.

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South Wonston Primary School has a dedicated Pastoral Team who support children across the school. 

Our Service Families Support Assistant (SFSA) who is part of this team specifically supports all children from Service families when needed.  This might be  children who are new to the school, existing pupils and children as they leave South Wonston Primary.   Mrs Bill works alongside the ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)  The ELSAs work with both service and non-service children. 


As an ex-Army wife, Mrs Bill can empathise with some of the difficulties and opportunities that this way of life brings.  Her personal experience is invaluable in helping to support your children as individuals whilst they are at South Wonston Primary School.    
 
Most children settle into life at South Wonston Primary quickly and take it in their stride; making friends easily.  All new children are assigned a ‘buddy’ when they start to help them settle in.  The buddy system is designed to make a child’s transition as smooth as possible.  Mrs Bill meets with all service children within their first week for an informal chat about how they are feeling about their new school and the changes that have occurred.  All effort is made to find out how friendships are developing and how children are managing with their change in daily routine.  Extra support, where necessary, is given during this early stage of transition to a new setting.
 
Mrs Bill  visits the Community Centre coffee morning at Worthy Down every second Thursday of the month. 
 
We know that transition can be difficult for every member of the family.  Communication is very important to us and it helps us to know when a parent may be going away or absent for a long period of time.  Please contact Sara Bill directly via her email s.bill@southwonston.hants.sch.uk

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