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4. What support will there be for my child's overall well-being?

4a What is the pastoral, medical and social support available in the school?

  • The class teacher has overall responsibility for the pastoral, medical and social care of every child in their class
  •  Any additional staff working with vulnerable children requiring support during the school day, will work under the direction of the Inclusion Manager
  • The Learning Mentors, Neola Worrell and Holly Brown, liaise with class teachers and the
  • Inclusion Manager in order to provide support for individual children who are experiencing particular difficulties

4b How does the school manage the administration of medicines?

  •  The school has a policy regarding the administration and managing of medicines, which is available on the policy page of the school website.
  •  Parents need to contact the school office if prescribed medication is recommended by healthcare professionals and needs to be taken during the school day. Any medication must be given to the school in the packaging that it was dispensed in by the pharmacy, with the child’s name and administration information clearly shown. A form must also be completed by the parent and medicines handed into and collected from the school office
  • On a day-to-day basis, the administrative staff generally oversee the administration of any medicines. Another member of staff will always witness any administration
  • As a staff, we have regular training and updates on conditions and medication affecting individual children, so that staff are able to manage medical situations
  • A number of staff hold first aid qualifications, which are updated regularly. There are currently 13 qualified first aiders.

4c What support is there for behaviour, avoiding exclusion and increasing attendance?

  • The school has behaviour and exclusion policies available on the school website.
  • If a child has significant behaviour difficulties, parents will be contacted about this and will be invited into school to discuss the issues. The difficulties may then be addressed through the involvement of a learning mentor; a referral for specialist behaviour support through the Outreach Inclusion Service; through our Family Support Worker, Claudine Williams,
  • The school has an attendance policy. Attendance of every child is monitored on a daily basis by the school. Lateness and absence are recorded and our Attendance officer liaises with the Headteacher. We may contact the Lewisham Attendance and Welfare service when attendance becomes a concern. Various incentive schemes are used to promote positive attendance throughout the school including the presentation of individual certificates.

4d How will my child be able to contribute their views?

  • Children discuss their progress and targets when these are reviewed (as is age appropriate)
  • If your child has an EHCP, their views will be sought before any review meetings (as is age appropriate)
  • Children are routinely asked to reflect on their learning and share how they feel they are progressing during the course of their daily learning journey
  • All children are provided with the opportunity to be voted onto the School Council as well as hold other positions of responsibility, by their class or teachers