St Giles School

St Giles School

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Family Support

Valuing strong partnership with parents and carers...... working together is important!

Family Support Team

 

Our Family Support Team provide support, guidance and advice on health, welfare and educational matters. The team work closely with external agencies and school staff to meet the needs of the children and to support their families.

Support is provided through home visits, phone calls and meetings. Please contact the school office and ask to speak with one of our Family Liaison team members for more information.

Zoe Everingham

School Nurse

Fiona Hallam

Lead Practitioner

(Phase 1 Family Support)

Sam Pryor

Lead Practitioner

(Phase 2 Family Support)

General home-school communication

 

Please feel free to communicate any matters through the home/school diary. You can of course also ring the school to discuss matters or provide information but please ring outside of lesson times if you wish to speak directly to class staff.  We can also arrange individual meetings if they are required.

The school also uses our website, letters, newsletters and text messaging to communicate with parents and to send out reminders about events (NB it is not possible to reply back to the text messaging service). Please make sure the school has your up to date mobile number to ensure you receive these text messages.

We also have regular parent’s evenings each year where you will be invited into school to discuss your child’s progress with their teacher.

Home-school diaries

 

Your child will be issued with a home school diary when they start back to school in September (or as soon as they start the school for children starting mid-year). The function of this diary is to communicate general messages between school staff and parents/carers. The children should bring this diary into school each day, where it will be checked and read by staff. Your child will take the diary home at the end of the day so that as parents/carers you can read any messages from staff. We urge you to check the diary each evening, in case there is a message for you. Staff try to write in the diaries as frequently as possible.

SEND- Plan, Do and Review Meetings.

 

SEND Plan, Do, Review meetings are held once every term between parents/carers and Class Staff.  This is an opportunity for parents/carers to see what their child has been achieving, talk about any general achievements or concerns, discuss attendance and to set new targets for each child based around skills, PSHE, communication or academic progress. 

Annual reviews

 

Once a year parents/carers will be invited into school to attend an Annual Review meeting. An Annual Review is a review of a child’s Statement/EHC plan. A child’s Statement/EHC plan must be reviewed at least once every 12 months to check the child’s progress and the Statement/EHC plan’s continuing relevance. Relevant professionals are also invited but they may often submit a report.