Place2Be at Tynecastle

Tynecastle High School works with Place2Be, the UK’s leading children’s mental health charity providing in-school support and expert training to help improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.

How Place2Be helps pupils

Pupils can find help with friendship issues and other worries by choosing to visit Place2Talk. Children and young people can book to see a counsellor on their lunch or break time and attend on their own or in a group.

Place2Be also works with children and young people individually and in small groups, offering regular time-tabled support for those who will benefit most, working closely with parents and school staff.

The school has a dedicated Place2Be room where students can meet with a counsellor and talk about the challenges they are experiencing. This helps them to engage productively in their own learning and develop positive relationships.

Other support from Place2Be

Place2Be also offers support and advice for parents and carers, as well as teachers and school staff. Please do get in touch with our School Project Manager, Sarah Haywood, to find out more (details below).

Any questions?

Our Place2Be School Project Manager is Sarah Haywood, who works on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Fridays. You can contact her via email, telephone or face-to-face:

sarah.haywood@place2be.org.uk or call the school office on 0131 337 3488

You can also find out more about Place2Be at: www.place2be.org.uk 

Supporting young people through exams

The link below takes you to an article which may provide support and ideas for parents and carers of S4, 5 and 6 students who are this session studying for exams.

How Parents Can Support Their Teens

We all know that the Senior Phase (S4-6) can be a very stressful time for students. What we don’t always remember is that parents are often going through this journey as well and can feel just as stressed. Senior Clinical Psychologist at the University of Technology Sydney, Anna Wallace, offers her tips on how parents can support their teens through this time…

Tynecastle News November 2017

Tap or click here to read the November 2017 edition of Tynecastle News

Another busy and very productive month here at Tynecastle, with a well-earned rest for most during the October break and two very exciting opportunities for students and staff who were on the Science Florida Trip and the Performance Football Trip to Madrid. While focusing very much on Parents’ Nights, reporting and ensuring that our students are working to potential, we are also very much looking forward to our Place2Be Event, Book Week and the Locality Dance Show over the coming weeks. I hope to see you at these and other events. Hazel Kinnear, Head Teacher

News items will also be posted on our website as and when they happen. If you don’t yet subscribe please sign up in the ‘Stay Updated‘ box at the bottom of this page and get the latest news sent straight to your inbox.