Early Help Offer
Early help refers to the offer of any information, advice or support to children, young people and their families as soon as possible in their lives, or when issues emerge, to help prevent problems from escalating.
At Dinton CE VC Primary School this is some of the early help we offer you:
- Parent/carer ‘drop in’ – come and see Mr Howard (appointments not always needed), if you need support with your child’s learning, behaviour or anything else that you may be worried about.
- Talk Time – if your child has any worries encourage them to talk to their class teacher. They may get them to speak to our ELSA (Emotional Learning Support Assistant – Mrs Southern)
- Early Support Assessment (ESA) - an ESA involves listening to you to find out what help you need and talking about what is working well in your life. Based on what you say and what help you would like; a plan is formulated so that professionals can work together to make sure you get the right sort of help. Mr Howard/Mrs Andrews meet with parents/carers to carry out ESA.
- Refer to outside agencies such as: Family Outreach Team, parenting courses, our School Parent Support Advisor and Salisbury Children's Centre.
- Support to complete forms and other paperwork such as: admissions to Secondary school and Free school meal applications.
The Headteacher also liaises with the Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) on issues relating to attendance and punctuality. When a child’s attendance or punctuality becomes a concern, the first contact will usually be the Headteacher.
Parents are requested to let us know if their child is in school, by email (email@example.com) or telephone. Mrs Scott will ring individual families if a child is not at school by the end of registration.