Over the course of your child's school life, we know that there will be some times that may be more testing than others. As a school, we have an open-door policy. We encourage you to come and let us know if anything has changed at home that may impact on the behaviour or mood of your child either in or out of school. Similarly, we are also here for you as parents. If we can't help we will generally know of someone who can so please keep in touch.
The issues that you face could be behavioural, financial, bereavement or a multitude of others. It may be that your child needs further support and you need advice on how you can help them or you may have a family crisis and need additional support yourself, to help you to cope with other environmental factors in your life.
In addition to the support offered by the school, we would also direct you to the following links. These are organisations external to the school where you can seek confidential support.
Please let us know if we've missed anything and we'll endeavour to add it on.
Support-. Please speak to your child's class teacher or Ms Atkins, Mrs Banks or Mrs Lawrence if you feel that you would benefit from support or guidance on where to go next.
Family support for you
If you need help outside of the school day or at the weekend you can contact Family Lives
Family Lives (Formerly known as Parentline Plus)
Tel: 0808 800 2222
The DFE has produced some useful guidance about how to keep your child safe from harm and abuse.
SEN Advice North Herts- DSPL
The DSPL (Developing Special Provision Locally) are a group of professionals and parents that meet half termly to review and develop the range of provision and support services available to their local community that :
- Meets the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), aged 0-25, as close to home as possible.
- Improves outcomes for wellbeing and attainment
- Widens choice for children and parents/carers...
- Removes barriers to learning
- Uses resources more effectively
Log onto Herts Direct and click the link for Family / Child Support for contacts to give support or advice with:
- Children's support groups
- SEN charities