My name is Karen Finnegan and I work over the partnership supporting parents and children with any issues that affect family or school life.
   I have been lucky enough to have worked with children and families for over twenty five years and have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience during this time. I also have two grown up children of my own so I know first-hand how difficult being a parent can be at times.

I can offer support with behaviour and boundary setting, sleep, diet, bereavement, housing, benefits, struggling with family finances right through to signposting to local and national support services.

We all need a little help from time to time so if you need some advice or support or maybe just a friendly listening ear about any worries you may have why not contact me for a chat. You can contact by phone on 07471234544 or email

I am very much looking forward to meeting you all for a chat at the school gates so please look out for me and say hello.

My very best wishes to you all.



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At Hampton Infant School and Nursery, we are fully committed to ensuring the well-being of our children. We believe that in helping them to be successful learners, and in turn to lead successful lives, their happiness is imperative. We model a whole-school approach to social and emotional wellbeing; one which pervades all aspects of our school life including:


- Whole-school policies and practices that promote positive wellbeing

- Training and CPD for staff through direct links with the Emotional Health Service

- The school culture, ethos and environment

- Teaching, learning and the curriculum

- Partnerships with parents, families and the wider school community through direct links with the Emotional Health Service via parent information sessions

- Zones of Regulation Programme, which is a whole-school approach fostering self-regulation and emotional control

- Our whole-school approach is supplemented by research-based interventions, providing targeted, specific support for individuals and smaller groups:

- Counselling (including play and art therapy) –1:1, therapeutic support through our Hampton Primary Partnership Counsellor

- Drawing and Talking Therapy – a gentle, non-intrusive method of therapy to support emotional and learning needs

- Talk about: Social Skills Programmes – to develop social skills in body language, the way we talk, conversations and assertiveness

- Emotional Literacy Support (ELSA) – an intervention which supports the teaching of emotional intelligence

- Mental Health - the likelihood of young people experiencing mental health issues has increased by 50% in the last 3 years. When a problem is particularly severe, persists over time or a number of difficulties are experienced at the same time we may then describe the student as experiencing mental health problems.