Rochdale's Local Offer for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) outlines various information and advice on what help is available for children and young people with SEN and/or a disability and their families. It is easily available by clicking on the link below.
Engagement and Inclusion
My role within school is to ensure that any child who may have a Special Educational Need receives the help and support they require in order for them to aim high and thrive, both academically and socially/emotionally. I support class teachers in implementing any personalised provision that a child may need and also in coordinating referrals to some of our outside agencies in order to seek extra, specialised support.
Designated Teacher for Looked After Children and Pupil Premium Coordinator
I am responsible for the progress and provision for any child in school who is currently or has previously been in care. Some children have faced significant challenges through their lives and may need additional support. As an advocate for looked after children, I work closely with Social Care, parents, foster carers, adoptive parents and a variety of external agencies to ensure that individual support and consideration to children who have lived experience of exceptional circumstances. Additional funding given to schools so that we can support our disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers, this is known as Pupil Premium. I am responsible for identifying challenges that our children face and utilising the funding to support rapid progress and overcome barriers to learning. I closely monitor the educational progress and attainment of children, identify ways to improve educational outcomes and track how effective our use of funding has been.
Lead Learning Mentor
As a Learning Mentor my role in school is to guide, support and motivate all pupils in their learning. I work closely with the class teachers and the pastoral team to overcome any obstacles and barriers a child may have, enhancing individual learning and raise aspiration to achieve full potential. My work centres on motivating, encouraging and supporting pupils who experiencing difficulties in their learning and build positive working relationships with families. I provide one to one and group sessions with any pupils who require this and work closely with their parents.
Children's Welfare Officer
My role in school is to support the children and the adults around to be safe, happy and well, this is paramount to everything we do at Middleton Parish Church School. I am the named Designated Safeguarding lead in school. Some of the actions I take are: · Working with children and their families to remove any barriers to being safe, happy and ready for school · Completing wishes and feelings work one to one with children in school · Help families navigate and access services outside of school · Completing welfare checks and home visits · Ensuring all staff in school are trained and competent in safeguarding · Ensuring families have access to Early Help for difficulties with housing, debt, mental health, domestic abuse, substance misuse, parenting and significant event or trauma.
Within school my role involves supporting the physical and emotional welfare of our children and to offer support and advice to families. I work closely with children offering support sessions through 1-1 sessions and small groups, for their emotional well-being. I work closely with outside agencies such as school nurses, #Thrive, Healthy Young Minds and Home Start when required to support the child and their families. I also work with our Schools Mental Health Service, supporting families to ensure their children receive the support they need to improve their wellbeing, this is a provision which has recently been set up so children can access support within schools. My primary aim is to ensure our children feel safe and happy in our school and are able to perform to their full potential.
Within school, my role is to work with children, staff and parents to address and overcome issues that may be preventing children from achieving their full potential. This might be through classroom support, group sessions which focus on specific needs shared by a number of children or one-to-one sessions designed to meet the needs of individual children. I have a background of supporting children with a range of emotional and learning needs and of finding ways to engage them in their learning and increase their enjoyment of school. I can also be found in Chill and Chat, an indoor lunchtime opportunity for any child to play with Lego, games and chat with friends and members of staff.
Educational Mental Health Practitioner
I am an Educational Mental Health Practitioner with #Thrive. In my role I work directly with children and families offering low intensity CBT informed interventions to help with mild-moderate presentations of anxiety, depression, and behavioural difficulties. I can also help to signpost and advice to other services. I work with children in school each Tuesday.
Hello my name is Lucy and I am your allocated NHS School Nurse. I work closely with school to ensure every young person has a happy and healthy start in life. I help young people with different things such as; emotional wellbeing, behavioural issues, weight management, bullying, supporting the family as a whole, enuresis and continence needs, mental health and lots of other things. If you have any questions or queries please ask School to contact me.