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Newcroft Primary Acadmey aims to support every child and their families both academically and through relevant pastoral support. This support may be in the form of interventions in school or signposting to services who specialise in the provision our children and their families need to help them to thrive.
There are many ways in which we can help. Please speak to Miss Brailsford, Assistant Head teacher and Pastoral and Wellbeing leader, Mrs Aukland, Head teacher and DSL or Miss Kruger, Deputy Head teacher and DSL, who can give detailed help, support and guidance.
Below, you will find some of the services we provide or can signpost you to.
We can make referrals to the Children's Services Early Help team. This team are there to give families support, guidance and in some cases, training and the tools to help.
These are some of the services they provide, which we can refer for:
We can also refer to 'Supporting Leicestershire Families' who provide intensive family support for families who have a range of needs which impact on family functioning including:
At Newcroft, we have an ELSA (see below) and Family Outreach Worker, who provides us with support for pupils and their families. The help on offer can take many forms, including 1:1 work with pupils in school and home vists to parents to offer guidance at home.
At Newcroft, we have a trained ELSA, Mrs Nicola Robe, who supports referred children to maximise their future chances in life. There will always be children and young people in schools facing life challenges that detract from their ability to engage with learning. Some will require greater support to increase their emotional literacy than others. ELSA is an initiative developed and supported by educational psychologists. It recognises that children learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are also addressed.
The majority of ELSA work is delivered through group work, but sometimes individual sessions are more appropriate. Sessions are fun using a range of activities such as: games, role-play with puppets or arts and craft.
In ELSA we aim to provide support for a wide range of emotional needs:
How does ELSA work?
Children are usually referred for ELSA support by their Class Teacher, Senior Leaders or the SENDCo. Every half term, referrals are reviewed to identify and prioritise which children require a weekly programme for the next 6-8 weeks. With the programme aims in mind we then plan support sessions to facilitate the pupil in developing new skills and coping strategies that allow them to manage social and emotional demands more effectively. We aim to establish a warm, respectful relationship with a pupil and to provide a reflective space where they are able to share honestly their thoughts and feelings.
Remember, ELSAs are not there to fix children's problems. What we can do is provide emotional support.
School nurses work to improve health inequalities and address public health concerns to support children, young people, and their families to make an informed choice to improve their health and wellbeing. The school nursing teams offer support and a confidential service to children and young people with emotional health and wellbeing concerns, behavior, continence, and growth concerns. Parents are also offered parent information sessions which cover the following topics:
These sessions provide the parents with knowledge and strategies to help them support their child. School nursing teams offer 1-1 support to children and young people to improve their health and wellbeing and offer supportive websites and a chat health texting service for young people and parents to contact if needing support and advice regarding a public health concern.
Obtaining support for your family or child
Referrals to the school nursing service can be made via school, parents texting chat health, GPs, and other professionals
Parent chat health texting service - 07520615382
Chat health texting service – 07520615387
Health for Kids website link - https://www.healthforkids.co.uk
Health for Teens website link - https://www.healthforteens.co.uk
Cluster 1 school nursing phone number – 0116 215 6290
Please contact the office if you need any support in making a referral.
Please speak to one of the team in school regarding referrals or other services that can help with a range of issues.
Diane Lane, Business Director
Newcroft Primary Academy