Support in school
Early Help for Children and Families
Early help, also known as early intervention, is support given to a family when a problem first emerges. It can be provided at any stage in a child or young person's life.
Early help services can be delivered to parents, children or whole families, but the main focus is to improve outcomes for children. For example, services may help parents who are living in challenging circumstances provide a safe and loving environment for their child. Or, if a child is displaying risk-taking behaviour, early help practitioners might work with the child and their parents to find out the reasons for the child's behaviour and put strategies in place to help keep them safe.
We have a wide range of avenues for families to access Early Help from accessing outside agencies to support or just providing a listening ear and a sounding board.
Our Early Help Offer at Bishops Cannings School
Contact the Class Teachers - please click here for a list of class teachers and their contact email addresses.
SENCO - Mrs Baggaley. Our Senco works in school on Monday but is available via email throughout the week. (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do get in touch if you are concerned about any aspect of your child's learning or development.
Family Link Worker - Mrs Paffley is our family link worker and can be contacted via email (email@example.com) or calling the school office (01380 360633). Mrs Paffley can offer advice on a range of support areas both within the school and from outside agencies. Any parent is welcome to call or email and Mrs Paffley will be able to support and signpost where needed.
Head Teacher- Miss Vardy. You are very welcome to email the head teacher directly with any questions of concerns you may have about your child. Email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-School Manager - Cherry Burleton. To contact Cherry, please email: email@example.com
Parent Workshop - please click here for our parent workshop programme for the current term.
Parent Cafe - please click here to be taken to the web page for Parent Cafe
Safeguarding- if you would like support or would like to refer a safeguarding matter, please contact Miss Vardy directly through the school office (01380860633) or the deputy designated safeguarding lead; Mrs Rossi. For pre-school safeguarding please contact Michelle Cox on firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to access our safeguarding page on this website.
Useful websites for parents and carers
https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/ For information on admissions, school transport and other education services
https://www.allkids.co.uk/parenting-information.shtml The Parents' Centre - thoughts and experiences from a parent on everything from toys to children's bedding
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education Department for Education - official site of the government department covering all aspects of education
https://spurgeons.org/find-your-local-service/wiltshire-hub/ Devizes Community Children's Centre. This organisation can provide support for families including parenting courses, tips on routines within a family. Courses are currently online. Spurgeons are based at the Devizes Children's Centre at Southbroom Infants School