Waingroves, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 9TD

01773 744106

Waingroves Primary School

Think. Do. Achieve

Our Early Help Offer

We understand just how complicated family life can be and that from time to time there may be situations where families will need extra help and support (Health, Housing, Finances, and Well-being etc.).  Our "Early Help" service aims to provide the right amount of support at the earliest opportunity to secure positive outcomes for our children and their families when problems arise.  As a school, we pride ourselves in knowing our children well, are alert to pupils' welfare and are vigilant regarding any situation in which we can provide support.

Our early help offer is an approach we use in our school. Our primary aim is to identify needs early and to make sure that appropriate support is put in place. ALL staff recognise their role in always ensuring safeguarding practices to ALL children. We believe that information sharing, and timely effective support can ensure that ALL children and families get a good start in life. Families need support from a wide range of agencies. We recognise that other agencies will be able to support families based on their specialised work. We employ a Family Resource Worker (Jayne Doherty) on a weekly basis to support this approach with very effective outcomes. 

Mrs Doherty is based at Waingroves Primary School every Thursday.

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