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Temple Newsam Community Partnership

TNCP-logoMeadowfield, Templenewsam & Colton Children’s Centre 

Working together to provide the best service for children and families in the Halton, Halton Moor, Killingbeck, Colton, Austhorpe and Whitkirk areas 

The key aims of the Children’s Centre is to ensure all infants, young children and families are supported to have the best possible start in life. This is achieved by promoting good health, safety, wellbeing and enhancing school readiness outcomes. We offer 1:1 support for families around parenting, finances, housing, behaviour management, domestic abuse, and more. The centre also promotes children and family relationships through its universal offer of family learning sessions and courses, play and stays, workshops, behaviour management and healthy relationship courses.  

The team also support children who are at risk of harm and their focus is Early intervention. We work closely with the Temple Newsam Community Partnership team and other agencies. The service is predominantly focussed on families with children aged 0-5 years.  

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The Cluster Team

Red Kite Learning Trust’s Temple Newsam Community Partnership has a Cluster Team who works with our local schools and partners to provide a comprehensive package of targeted and universal support for local children, young people and families experiencing social, emotional and/ or behavioural difficulties.

The team currently consists of the following:

Cluster Leadership and Community Support Team

Lisa Oxley Gemma Sargeant Rachel Stockdill

Lisa Oxley
Cluster and Targeted
Services Leader

Gemma Sargeant
Cluster Manager

Rachel Stockdill
Cluster Community Worker

This team provides leadership, coordination and support for all targeted and universal Cluster services including:

  • 1:1 support for children and young people
  • 1:1 support for parents and carers
  • Advice, guidance and consultation for schools and partners
  • Supervision and training
  • Fundraising
  • Communications and marketing
  • Community volunteer programme
  • Community and adult learning opportunities
  • Community projects
  • School holiday activity programmes
  • Wider community links, partnerships and development opportunities
  • Strategic links to Leeds City Council, NHS and the third sector

Cluster Attendance Support

Laura SmithLaura Smith: Our Attendance Manager works 1:1 with children, young people and families to ensure positive attendance at school. The Attendance Manager can also provide advice, guidance and support for schools and partners. Where positive improvements are not made by families, the Attendance Manager can prepare cases for legal intervention when appropriate.

Cluster Parent Support Team

Bev Scott Kath Riach

Bev Scott
Cluster Parent Support Worker

Kath Riach
Cluster Parent Support Worker

This team provides 1:1 early intervention support for parents and carers, delivers evidence-based parent support groups and courses, and provides advice, guidance and consultation for parents, carers, schools, and partners. The team also provides family support, alongside specialist services, to children and families who are amongst the most vulnerable in Leeds, including those at risk of becoming Looked After, those on child protection plans and those that have been adopted or in special guardianship arrangements.

Cluster Counselling and Emotional Wellbeing Team

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Hannah Allen
Emotional Wellbeing Worker

Lizzie Haigh
Emotional Wellbeing Worker

Yong Waters
Cluster School Therapist

Barry Clarke
Cluster School Therapist

This team provides 1:1 early intervention counselling and emotional wellbeing support for children and young people. They support children and young people experiencing issues with low mood, anxiety, trauma, self-harm and suicidal ideation. Advice, guidance and consultation is also offered to schools and partners. This team also support children who are at risk of, or have attempted suicide, or that have or are at risk of significant mental health breakdown. They support schools and families to manage this risk in universal settings alongside specialist services.

If you would like to get in touch, please make use of the contact form on our website:

Whitkirk Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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