Sheerness West Federation

Wellbeing Team

At West Minster School, the well-being of our children is of paramount importance. This includes their emotional well-being, as well as ensuring they are physically well-cared for.

As part of this commitment to their care, we have a dedicated Wellbeing Team;

Mrs Annette Belsom: FLO / Safeguarding

Mrs Jacci Fitch – Pastoral Support Worker

As a team we also work very closely with these other important people;

Mrs Michelle Davies – SENCO

Attendance Officer – Ms Lenaick Peters 

Irene Montgomery – Inclusion Support

We believe that our school should provide a caring, positive safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.

We are also here for families!  From time to time every family faces challenges, such as bereavement, changes in circumstances, behaviour issues, the list goes on!  Please do come and speak to us if you are finding things difficult or if you need some support.  We may not know all the answers but we will always be able to find someone that does.  After all, a problem shared is a problem halved!

If you need any support please leave a message with your child’s teacher, via ClassDojo or by telephoning the school office (01795 662178) Your message will be directed to us.

Coffee mornings:

Watch this space – we’ll be back soon!

Please see below an update to the Household Support Fund which can be accessed by Families who are struggling with the current cost of Living.

Funded by UK Government, the scheme is for those most in need of support to help with significantly rising living costs. Swale Borough Council is working with local organisations to deliver support with food and fuel provision through a network of established agencies within the Borough.

To be eligible, you must:
• Be a Swale resident
• Be Aged over 16 or as part of a household application
• Be receiving benefits, including Universal Credit and jobseekers allowance or your household income is less than £30,000 per year
• have less than £500 in your bank account
• Live in a household receiving free school meals or child benefit

What you’ll get:
• Food parcel
• Fuel vouchers for pre-paid meters
• Vouchers for billed utility accounts
• Information and guidance

How to apply:
For access to emergency food provision in the form of a food parcel, please contact the food bank in your area:
• Faversham (West Faversham Community Association), email or call 01795 537321
• Sheerness (Family Food Bank), email or call 01795 889233
• Sittingbourne (Swale Food Bank), email or call 07486 370709
• Multicultural (Diversity House), email or call 01795 420455

For support with a pre-paid gas or electricity meter vouchers (in line with the Fuel Bank Foundation criteria):
• contact the Fuel and Water Home Advisor
Access to Fuel support for residents who are on billed accounts and in debt with their providers will be available from Monday 5 September. The service is being delivered by Children & Families and is available to residents who are in arrears with their utility provider and have less than £500 currently in their bank (evidence of this required). Children & Families will be issuing one-off vouchers to residents to make a payment directly to their utility provider to help reduce the debt on their account. More information about the eligibility criteria is available at where residents will also be able to apply.
For any questions, please contact the Community Engagement Officer at Swale Borough Council:

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Although this group is not meeting in person at present, we are still available for support and advice.

Do you have a family member’s child living with you? Would you like to meet others in the same situation? Would you like an hour for you? Maybe you have a Special Guardianship or Child Arrangement Order.

For more information speak to Sally, the FLO at Rose Street.

School Contact Details

Executive Head Teacher Mrs A Pattenden

Head of School Miss H Brewer

Contact Person D Jamieson


Telephone 01795 662178

School Address
West Minster Primary School
St. Georges Avenue
Kent, ME12 1ET

School Opening Times

Main School:  8.35am – 3.15pm

Nursery (All Day):  9.00am – 3.10pm

Nursery (Sessions):  8.30am – 11.30, 12.10pm – 3.10pm