Granard Primary School

"Growing together; Achieving together"


Nurture UK - Congratulations!

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At Granard we truly believe that Nurture is at the heart of our school where we offer short term, inclusive, focused interventions to help with SEBD needs.


We are now part of the National Nurturing Schools Programme which embeds the six principles of learning.

Our aim is to ensure that not only do all pupils feel happy, secure and valued but that they are also able to work in a calm, pleasant and purposeful environment without disruption.


Please read the leaflet below to find out how you can be more involved

Unlocking Potential (UP) are a children’s mental health charity who work collaboratively with schools to support children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH).


Our School’s Programme is a multi-disciplinary service; led by a Therapy Team Manager based in school who delivers a range of therapeutic interventions and wellbeing activities for children.  Our wider team includes child psychotherapists, creative art therapists, occupational and speech and language therapists.  We aim to provide flexible, timely and targeted interventions to improve emotional wellbeing across our school community.


We work closely with children, school staff, parents and carers to enable all children in school to feel better understood, reduce anxieties, support with behaviour, improve classroom dynamics and support children's positive relationship building. 


We provide a Speak UP service where children can self-refer to talk to our Therapy Team Manager at a playtime or lunchtime if they have a worry or something they need help with.  All children are welcome to make use of this.


The Therapy Team Manager in Granard Primary School is Lesley-Ann Snape, please talk to your child’s teacher or the school reception if you would like to find out more about our service or arrange to meet Lesley-Ann.


You can also visit to find out more about The Schools Programme and Unlocking Potential.

Social Workers in Schools

Since May 2021, social workers have been placed in Primary and Secondary schools across Wandsworth.  The aim of the scheme is to offer support to families at the first possible opportunity, and tackle problems before they become more significant.  Approximately 22 schools in the borough are now being supported by the scheme. 


Granard Primary School welcomed Sophie Copeland in March 2022 and since then she has been helping children and families with tailored support that meet their needs.  Sophie is open to working with anyone that feels like they need help or advice, so please get in touch if you have any questions.


These are some of the areas of support that Sophie is able to offer:

  • Help with any questions you might have around your child/children and family life and wellbeing (including older siblings in primary and secondary schools)
  • Advice on keeping safe on the internet for children and teenagers and how you can help to make sure your children are keeping safe online
  • Signposting parents to different services that could be of use
  • Help to fill out forms (including housing, wellbeing services, local charities etc.)
  • Advice around children’s wellbeing and healthy development
  • Advice on mindfulness and other useful techniques to support your children in their development
  • Advice around parenting skills and healthy relationships between parents


Social workers in schools improve support for vulnerable children