At Star of the Sea school we understand that the wellbeing of our children is paramount for every child who attends. We offer a wide range of support and have four First Aid mental health leads. Please read about what we can offer your child and family.

Nurture Room:

The Nurture room is a relaxed space where children can access interventions, work independently or with 1-2-1 support. The Nurture room is the setting for our Lunch Club, which provides a calm space for children who may find the busy playground too much.Children can talk to their peers or an adult while relaxing and playing in a nurturing environment. Lunch club provides mindfulness activities along with board games, lego, puzzles and many other activities to keep the children engaged.

Sensory Room:

Our sensory room is located between the two Reception classrooms but is available for any child in school to use.
A sensory room is a space with a sense of calm and comfort and helps children to self regulate which can improve their focus. It can help with visual, auditory and tactile processing as well as fine and gross motor skills.

Young Carers:

What is a Young Carer?
Young carers are children and young people aged 5-18 who help to look after somebody in their family because that person has a disability, illness, mental health difficulty, or because that person misuses drugs or alcohol.

There are lots of different things that young carers might do to help, these could include:
- Helping to do the shopping
- Cooking
- Cleaning
- Looking after younger brothers or sisters
- Giving medication
- Helping the person they care for go to the toilet or have a shower
- Keeping them company when they’re feeling down. Lots of young carers say that they worry about the person they care for when they aren’t with them and feel they need to check they are okay

At Star of the Sea our young carers and their families are provided with support and guidance. We offer a safe space for young carers to talk about their role and any worries or concerns that they may have. If necessary, we can also refer cases to North Tyneside Carers' Centre.

If you wish to talk to someone about your child being referred as a young carer, please speak to your child's class teacher.  Mrs Hughes is our Young Carers' Lead, and she will be happy to talk to you and carry out a Young Carers Needs Assessment if needed.


We have a very special club called the Rainbows club. This is a club for children who have experienced bereavement of any type - this could be the loss of a loved one, separation of parents/carers or difficulties with a friendship. What is said in these sessions is taken seriously and is confidential. We are so lucky to have these sessions in school and they have run for many years.

School Nurse:

We pay for the School Nurse as a school for the benefit of pupils and parents. You can get in touch with the School Nurse by asking at the school office. A leaflet regarding what the school nurse can help with can be downloaded below.

School Nurse

Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School

Seatonville Road, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE25 9EG
Main office: 0191 643 2080 | Absences: 0191 643 2088
Email: starofthesea.primary@ntlp.org.uk

Part of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust
A company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales. Company registration no: 7841435
Registered office: Fenham Hall Drive, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9YH