Early Help

We endeavour to support parents and carers as early as possible if needed. We have an Early Help Offer as part of our support package. 

How to seek support:
Parents can contact the school if they feel that their child or children require support.  In consultation with children and parents, we are able to provide a package of support for children, in line with their specific and individual needs. This support can be short or long term.  

Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities receive provision that is additional to and different from the majority of their peers. Please see our SEN policy and SEN Information report for further details. 

We are able to support a wide range of issues that parents may have, either through support in school or via referrals to outside agencies.  Examples of concerns that parents may raise with the school, may involve parents who have the following worries and require support: 


  • financial difficulties, 
  • are suffering domestic abuse, 
  • have housing concerns, 
  • mobility or health issues, 
  • parents in prison, 
  • bereavement and loss 
  • cyberbullying. 

This list is not exhaustive and we will support parents and carers who are worried about anything that may be having a negative impact on their child or children. 

Types of support 
Support may include putting into place key interventions, targeted support, signposting or referring to outside agencies and support services, such as CAMHS, Social Care and housing.  We are able to write supporting letters and statements for agencies.  We regularly support parents by attending meetings with them, such as CAMHS and we frequently speak to outside agencies on behalf of parents and carers.  

Some parents may struggle to ensure that their child is able to attend school and in these circumstances, we work closely with them and may seek the support of  the Education Welfare Officer or external agencies such as Early Help Practitioners.  

Further support for families. 
We regularly work together with Family Support Workers and Early Help Practitioners to support children and families.   Where appropriate and if there are identified risks to children, our Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Safeguarding Leads work closely with families and other relevant agencies, such as social care, through Child in Need or Child Protection teams, in order to provide support to reduce and remove identified risks to children. 

How will our children learn to keep themselves  safe? 
Curriculum provision includes teaching children how to keep themselves safe.  This may include sessions on cyberbullying, peer on peer abuse and helping them to keep themselves safe against sexual abuse.  Information is also shared with parents so that they have the knowledge and skills to keep their children safe (e.g. online).  Additional work from outside agencies, including charities and the police, support our children in learning how to keep themselves safe.  

Who might the school refer to? 

  • Single Point of Access (SPA). This includes Early Help and Family Support.
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Occupational Therapy
  • School Health team 
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Health Services at Moor Lane, such as the paediatrician
  • Other Specialist Support Services

Other agencies that the school may support parents to refer to:

For further Information contact: 

Headteacher: Dave Tan
Deputy Head: Becky Kearns
SENCO: Sam Salih 
SEN Governor: Ruth Chiva