What do we mean by Early Help?
Early Help means taking action to support a child, young person or their family early in the life of a problem, as soon as it emerges. It can be required at any stage in a child’s life from pre-birth to adulthood, and applies to any problem or need that the family cannot deal with or meet on their own. It also applies to all children and young people, with any form of need.
Early Help requires that agencies should work together as soon as a problem emerges or a need is identified to ensure the child gets the right response, and the right services, from the right people at the right time. Our aim is to meet need early and avoid a problem escalating or the need increasing.
Early Help is provided to prevent or reduce the need for specialist interventions unless they are absolutely the correct response to meet the need and resolve the problem.
Early Help can be provided in the most complex of circumstances as well as the simplest. Early help means responding promptly if a child is at immediate risk of harm (or has other significant or complex needs) as much as it means responding to a need which only requires advice or guidance.
Eagles Consultancy have been working with a group of our parents and have already completed a Cache entry 3 Caring for Children course followed by Cache level 1 diploma Caring for Children. They are currently working on a Cache level 2 Safeguarding and Prevent course and hoping to go on to Cache level 2 In Understanding Children and young peoples
Mental Health. Well done to those of you that have been a part of this.
If these courses interest you then please note that Eagles will be back in July to enrol for September 2020.
Adult Education have also been in school and so far have delivered courses such as
Learning through play, Happy Parenting and Empowering English. In January 2020 our year 2 children and their parents will be completing a Crafts course.Thank you to those of you that have taken the time to come in and work with your children- I know they have all loved having you here!
Stay 'n' Play has been a great success this term and it will be continuing into the New Year so
please come along with your under 5's on a Monday and Friday morning. We ask for a small contribution of just
50p and we supply refreshments for you and the children. We also end each half term with a little party.
Chill and Chat sessions at school have also recently been introduced. We have been lucky
enough to have visitors from the local area come to these sessions and talk to parents about the services they provide.
Please look out for text messages in the New Year inviting you along. They will usually be held on a Wednesday afternoon.
Thanks again for your continued support. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
Macmillan Coffee Afternoon
We will be supporting this much loved cause again at Warren Farm School. This will be held on Friday 27th September at 3pm.
It will take place in the top hall where you are all invited to come along and purchase cakes (and tea/coffee ) with all of the proceeds going to Macmillan.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Adult Education have been working with us over the past couple of years,delivering courses to our
parents/children. They will be back later in September to deliver a course to our Reception children/parents entitled
"Learning through Play". This will take place in our Family Room on a Thursday afternoon from September 26th for 5 weeks.
Any questions please pop in and see Sam Garey.
Stay and Play
We will be holding a Stay 'n' Play at our school every Monday and Friday from the 16th of September.
This is for children 4 years of age and under. It will be from 9:00-10:30 and take place in our Family Room
in the main building. Please come along with your little ones via the schools main entrance.
If you do have any unwanted items that are still in good condition and you wish to contribute them to our
babies and toddlers then that would be greatly appreciated.
We will be asking parents for a voluntary contribution of just 50p which will enable us to supply tea/coffee/squash
and biscuits. This will also be put towards end of term parties for the little ones. Any question then just ask to speak to Sam Garey or Julie Bennett.
Eagles Consultancy 2019-
I would like to thank those of you that came along to our coffee/course morning with Eagles Consultancy back in July.
We are now ready to start the new parent course on Tuesday 10th September. Several of these courses are
funded and all of them will take place on the school premises which works perfectly around your children. If you missed our
coffee morning and you would like more information on future adult courses then please pop and see Sam Garey.
Children from different schools were again selected to represent and take part in the Teamworx progamme
run by Fire officer Lyndon. Also our PCSO Tracy Baker was there to lend a hand (and adopt a Donkey )!
They took part in several team building activities and visited both Erdington and Sutton Fire stations along
with the Donkey Sanctuary in Sutton Park.
We also met Kai the dog who works along side the fire fighters and we observed his many tricks. The children
all fell in love with him.
We are looking forward to taking part in the Teamworx Programme again in the Autumn term of 2019!
Warren Farm school have been fortunate to have Adult Education working with our parents and children again this
So far, parents have taken part in a Floristry course, where they made lovely flower arrangements including button
Others then went on to work on a Creative Families course which was focused on arts and crafts for over the
A Sewing Course has also been delivered this year where we were taught many different types of
stitching and we made cushion covers and book marks amongst other things.
Now we have began a course titled "Keeping up with the children" which is helping parents to help understand Maths
and the way their children are taught in school today. This will be beneficial when helping their children with their home
learning and to prepare them for any assessments they sit throughout the school year.
On behalf of the children, I would like to say thank you to all of the parents for your time and dedication and for coming
along to these courses each week. I know the children have really enjoyed having you here!
Eagles Consultancy 2018
Eagles have been working closely with some of our parents and so far have helped them to achieve qualifications in the following courses:
- Maths Entry
- Caring For Children (Entry Award)
- Caring For Children (Diploma)
-Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health
I would like to congratulate these parents on their massive achievement which I know has already helped
one of them to find employment.
If any of you would like some more information about how to get signed up for one of Eagles courses then
please come and see me as they will be enrolling for future courses again in the new year.
Macmillan Coffee Afternoon
We would like to thank everyone that took part in this Nationwide annual event.
We managed to raise a total of £289.00 beating our total from last time, so thank
you to all of you for being so generous and contributing to this very worthy cause
which is close to the hearts of many of us.
I would also like to thank all of the staff at Warren Farm who brought in cakes for us to sell and
a very special thank you to Sana Kamran for her contribution.
We were asked to take part in a programme entitled Teamwork which involved visiting our local Police and Fire stations working alongside officers and taking part in several team building activities. Three children were chosen to represent
Warren Farm School and proved to be good role models which made us very proud. They also visited a Donkey Sanctuary
where they again proved their skills at working in a team.
This programme as now began again with two different children who are really enjoying it and again learning new team building
activities which hopefully they will then share with their peers in school.
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