Telephone: 01524 410286
email: [email protected]
Website: Family Support
A reminder that our Inclusion Team is always here to help. If you have any concerns or would like to access support, please contact us.
A very special welcome this year to new family worker, Miss Whitehead. You might see her working with the children, greeting parents or supporting families. Make sure you say hello!
As the new school year begins, we welcome all children in their new classrooms. To have a great start to the day, we are continuing with Grab’N’Go breakfast stations situated around school. This includes a portioned slice of toast every morning at one of our breakfast stations. We do ask that children bring 10p to cover the costs.
Sleep is something we are often asked about how we can support. This month, we are supporting Sleeptember from The Sleep Charity. With FREE resources, guidance and training, click on the link to find out more.
Coffee and Chat
Every month, we hold a coffee morning for parents, familiies, support to come and speak to a member of the inclusion team, and a range of agencies that we can signpost to and provide support. The feedback from this session has been excellent, with lots of quick actions being put in place to support families. The next one is the Friday 20th October. Pop along and say hello!coffee morning poster Sep 2023
The children learn about Online Safety in school through Education for a Connected World. This month, we are looking into how to support children’s devices at home. We all know how great it is to use technology but here are some top tips on keeping children safe online. Website: Online Safety
Pan Lancashire Operation Encompass
This information is to inform you that our school is participating in Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which ensures that we, as a school, are informed, prior to the start of the next school day, that there has been a domestic abuse, vulnerable child or missing incident to which the child has been exposed, and which might then have an impact on them in school.
As a school, we are informed of all such incidents, not just those where an offence can be identified or those which are graded as high risk. The partnership recognises that all domestic abuse, vulnerable child and missing incidents can be harmful to children and young people.
This information will be shared throughout the year, including holidays and weekends. Information will only be shared with us by the police where it is identified that a young person was present, witnessed or was involved.
A nominated member of staff, known as a Key Adult, has been trained to liaise with the police. At Sandylands our Key Adults are all part of our Family Team. You can find more information about them here: Family Team
They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school makes provision for possible difficulties experienced by children or their families. The Key Adults will keep this information confidential and will only share it on a need to know basis, for instance, to teaching staff for the child or young person. It will not be shared with other school students.
This national initiative has been implemented across the whole of the Lancashire Police area. If you would like some more information about it, you can view it online at www.operationencompass.org. We are keen to offer the best support possible for our pupils and a recent review of Operation Encompass showed that it is beneficial and supportive for all those involved.