The Grange Primary School

Pastoral Support and Early Help

PASTORAL SUPPORT

At the Grange Primary School we offer a child centred approach to supporting your child’s academic, social and emotional development. We recognise that there is not a “one size fits all” approach and we work in partnership with pupils, parents and staff to achieve the best possible outcomes for your child. This is through the PSHE curriculum, targeted workshops and interventions with the pastoral team. This is important to ensure that we give every child, every chance, every day.

If you have any concerns about your child’s academic or social and emotional development then please ask to speak to the Pastoral Manager or a preferred staff member. We are always willing to discuss any matters that may be of concern to you. We also work closely with other agencies that may be able to help you and your family. Pastoral care is seen as a joint responsibility and any support will always be discussed with you.

To aid us in ensuring that your child’s needs are supported, we encourage all parents to complete our home/school information form and tell us if any details change during the year.

Where there are concerns of possible abuse of children, there is a legal requirement for action to be taken and we would always attempt to work alongside parents. There may be circumstances when we will take appropriate action to safeguard a child without parental consent, as laid down in the Safeguarding Policy.

EARLY HELP

We recognise that all families have times where they need support from people and professionals that they know and trust. Here at the Grange Primary School, we want to support you and your family in achieving the best outcomes. We understand that sometimes factors outside of your control can impact your child’s progress or emotional wellbeing. To support you with this, we offer Early Help plans designed in partnership with you. The process is voluntary and designed to support not just the pupil but your whole family.

An Early Help plan aims to support children and families with:
– supporting their child to get a good education,
– early years development,
– improve mental health and physical health
– promoting recovery and reducing harm from substance misuse
– improved family relationships
– children safe from abuse and exploitation
– crime prevention and tackling crime
– safe from domestic abuse
– secure housing
– financial stability

If you would like to explore this support further, then please ask to speak to our Pastoral Manager, who is the lead Early Help professional in school.

Working Together 2018 places a statutory responsibility on the safeguarding partners and other local organisations and agencies to work together to:

  • identify children and families who would benefit from early help
  • undertake an assessment of the need for early help
  • provide targeted early help services to address the assessed needs of a child and their family which focuses on activity to improve the outcomes for the child

For more information on Early Help support, please use the links below:

What is Early Help?

Visit the CMARS – Children’s Multi Agency Resilience and Safeguarding Board website

Early Help Assessment Leaflet for Parents

Parenting advice from our child mental health experts: Practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and behaviour.