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Early Help Offer

At Birchwood Primary School we understand that from time to time family life can have its complications.  These may be the times when you need some extra help and support.

To support and advise you at such times we have an Early Help Offer.


The Safeguarding Team can offer advice on a range of concerns or can signpost parents to other sources of information, help and support.


What sort of concerns might parents share with our team?

A wide range of issues such as behaviour management, financial worries and debts, domestic abuse, housing concerns, mobility difficulties, bereavement and loss, cyber bullying - in fact any concerns which you are worried might be having a negative impact on your child(ren). 

What might we offer in response to your concerns?

  • The school's mental well being hub - triage system of support
  • 2 x trained Feelings Group Practitioners
  • Breakfast Club
  • After School Club
  • Learning Together sessions
  • Lunchtime Play Leaders
  • Induction sessions for children starting Reception class, including home visits
  • Signs of Safety toolkit
  • In house safeguarding protocols (1 DSL, 4 ASLs, 2 named Governors)
  • ‘Reading Dog’ programme
  • Bespoke learning interventions e.g. reading, maths, phonics
  • In house audit tool to gauge children’s perseverance, attitude to learning, self-esteem & relationships which leads to bespoke planning for cohorts and individuals
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Parent Information Sessions (academic and pastoral, eg Phonics workshops, County Lines workshops)
  • SEND Parents Drop ins
  • Forest School
  • Garden Gang
  • A plethora of after school extra curricular activities
  • Gym Trail 
  • Government Fruit and Vegetable Scheme
  • Use of washing machine/shower
  • 2nd Hand Uniform/Swap Shop
  • Educational Welfare Officer support
  • Curriculum provision and additional work from outside agencies support our children in learning how to keep themselves safe


Who might the school refer to?

  • The Early Help Team
  • Children and Young People's Services
  • County Inclusive Support Service
  • Counselling Services
  • School Nurse
  • Speech and Language Therapist 
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Young Carers
  • Local Authority Family Services team
  • Educational Welfare Officer


Contact us when you have a concern which is affecting your child(ren).  We will always try and see you quickly or give you a call to find out what the problem is and arrange to meet and discuss it with you.