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Kerrie Chandler

At Walter Halls we value the whole child and do whatever we can to support child welfare as well as academic success. Children who are happy, safe, secure and supported learn best of all.


Kerrie Chandler is our Child Welfare Officer, Play Therapist and DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead).


She runs a 'Time to Talk' service for children who can self refer to her as well as therapeutic play sessions for selected individuals.


Kerrie has started a "Peer Mediators" programme. Peer mediators give our year 6 children, opportunity to problem solve, be good role models and to look after the school community and help everyone feel safe. They have been given some training and meet regularly to discuss new games/ideas and reflect on the role they are doing.