Feedback from our resiliance program currently being delivered at St Thomas More School Catholic Academy.
‘The notebook that they gave me.’
‘Kindness, resilience and to remember that when you need someone to talk to talk – even with family.’
‘Loads of stuff that I’ll use at home and school.’
‘Kindness and learn to help others when they need help.’
Providing holistic, therapeutic and engaging provision for some of the city's most vulnerable pupils is at the heart of the service that Diamond Families provides. Their shared inclusive ethos and access to facilities such as the farm, allows Diamond Families to engage pupils with a range of needs including ASC, ADHD, SEMH and those who have experienced trauma to name a few. They do so with empathy and understanding; with a vision to improve the life chances of all they work with, giving pupils a voice and a chance to take an active part in their journey.
Amy Clewlow - Inspire Manager
“I have learnt from the Friends program; How to relax, how to remain calm in a bad situation and how to write steps to success.”
Young people have also said that they “have learnt from the Friends program that you can always talk to someone when you are feeling worried and how important having a support network is to each and everyone of us.
Overall comments from students were very positive and one comment that kept arising was that students will always remember is “F.A.I.L – its our first attempt in learning.”
Attendance figures for the sessions have been outstanding and all students have provided fantastic answers, and all have taken part in their own individual ways throughout.
We have gained some fantastic feedback from staff and from parents during the parent sessions
“All pupils focused and seemed to really enjoy the sessions”.
“It was clear to see that the pupils formed a great relationship with the Diamond Families staff and looked forward to them coming in every week”
“Ladies were brill, empathetic and the children really enjoyed it and seemed settled. Loved bunnies’ task!!”
“It is clear to see that many of our students have adapted some of the techniques learnt and we have seen a positive improvement in behavior”.
“The parent workshop was very interesting and will be useful for my son!”.
Feedback from REACH
"We have noticed a significant improvement in the behaviour of students following the friends programme that was delivery by Diamond Families".
"The Diamond Families Staff handled our students is a very effective way and managed to keep them all on task and engaged, which is a result in itself".
"Really pleased with the outcomes and would definitely have this programme again"