Early Help Offer

At St Anne’s, we understand that the sooner we can offer support for individual children and their families then the happier our school community will remain.

Early help means providing support as soon as the need emerges, at any point in a child’s life. Staff at St Anne’s Primary recognise that any professional can provide early help. All staff understand that if they need support with signposting to early help then they can speak to DSLs, pupil pastoral worker, school attendance officer or the SENDCo.

Any pupil or family may benefit from early help, and staff will be alert to this potential need. The DSL or SENDCo will take the lead where early help is appropriate and consent has been gained. This includes liaising with other agencies and setting up an inter-agency assessment as appropriate. The local early help process will be followed as required to help provide the right, effective support at the right time.

Our vision for St Anne’s reflects a passionate commitment to learning in a caring and Christian ethos. It is driven by our desire to provide the best possible education for our pupils in partnership with parents and the local community.

The children at St Anne’s have worked together to create a set of values that they believe are the key to ensure we can all ‘Be awesome and Shine Bright’. Our Christian values are: love, hope, forgiveness, faithfulness, respect and thankfulness.

In school, we offer various ways we support families who need early help within school.  For example, offering free breakfast club, working with our pupil pastoral worker which may involve one to one or group sessions, working with families to improve attendance and punctuality, SEND support from school’s SENDCo.

Early help outside of school which school can signpost to local families include: food banks, school nurse support, children and family well being services and accessing local family groups.

https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/early-years-childcare-and-family-support/family-support/children-and-family-wellbeing-service/

 

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In some cases where more support is needed to help, an early help assessment may take place to access support for outside agencies.  More information can be found on the website below.

https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/getting-help/assessment-and-support/the-early-help-assessment-and-plan/