OUR EARLY HELP OFFER

Providing EARLY HELP to our children and families at Shotley Community Primary School means we are more effective in promoting support as soon as we can.  Early help means providing support as soon as a problem arises, at any point in a child’s life.

We know that family life can, at times, be both difficult and challenging. In order to support our families with barriers they may face, our aim as a school is to provide a holistic, confidential and supportive environment for our families where children, parents and carers can feel comfortable sharing issues that may be affecting them. We pride ourselves in knowing the children well: we are alert to the welfare of our children and are vigilant regarding any situation in which we can provide support.

We have a number of systems in place to identify unmet needs and we seek at all times to work in partnership with families, with openness, integrity and understanding and with the needs of the child at the centre of all we do.

Our role is to support, guide and advise parents, carers and children to help them do their best through building positive relationships with you and your family and the wider school community.

If you have any worries or concerns please come and talk to us. We have what we call an offer of early help.  There are many ways we can help to achieve the best outcomes for your child.  If you would like any further information please contact Mrs Southgate in the school office, where she will be happy to help you.