Early Help

Early Help Offer

Providing early help to our children and families at Honington CEVCP School means that we are more effective at promoting support as soon as we can. Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from Reception class right through to leaving our school.

Here at Honington CEVCP School we understand that family life has many challenges and complications. There are many ways in which we can offer help and support when needed.

We pride ourselves in knowing our children well and are vigilant to any concerns around their welfare. We have a number of robust systems in place which enable us to identify unmet needs and we seek at all times to work in collaboration with families, with openness, integrity and understanding, and with the needs of the child at the centre of all that we do.

Early help is everyone’s responsibility. You can therefore, speak to any member of staff for help or support. They will either be able to help you directly or pass your concerns on and signpost you towards the best member of staff to help.

Early Help is clearly linked to Safeguarding and we all work together to ensure that rigorous systems are in place within the school to ensure the safety of all of our children. At Honington CEVCP School we always act in the interest of the child.

Our Safeguarding and Early Help Team are:

Lauren Moore – Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Emma Ring – Senior Teacher and Alternate Safeguarding Lead

Donna Sparkes – Assistant Head / SENDCo and Alternate Safeguarding Lead

Jo Curry – Learning Mentor and Alternate Safeguarding Lead

Please see full Early Help Approach document here.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT EARLY HELP DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE:

Clearly delivery of Early Help will change during school closure but we want to reiterate that we can still be contacted for advice and signposting to further help. You can contact your child’s class teacher via Dojo or email, telephone the school between 9am and 3.30pm and if school is open for childcare you can ask for someone to call you back, or email one of the Early Help team:

lauren.moore@honington.suffolk.sch.uk

emma.ring@honington.suffolk.sch.uk

donna.sparkes@honington.suffolk.sch.uk

jo.curry@honington.suffolk.sch.uk

We will try to reply as soon as possible. If a member of staff is unable to reply to emails they will endeavour to have an ‘out of office’ message to inform you of this.