Glebefields Community Hub
The Hub's Objectives
To recognise and appreciate the values of the local community and allow for this in the support we offer and the judgements/decisions we make.
To support parents/carers and pupils during their time at Glebefields to encourage a positive experience at all stages.
To offer advise and guidance when needed and to communicate the positive ethos of our school that ‘All Our Children Shine’.
To support the relationship between home and school and demonstrate the importance of parental involvement in their children’s development.
To help to remove barriers to learning using a ‘person centred approach’ in a non judgemental and empathetic manner to encourage our learners to be the best they can be. Supporting both child and family.
To promote healthy relationships and respect amongst parents/carers and pupils, for both each other and for staff.
To encourage the referral of concerns from class based staff, lunchtime supervisors and parents/carers.
To value of the personal achievements of our children.
Identifying the early signs of disengagement and when help/support is required.
To provide a termly Development Plan.
The Hubs Priorities
Promoting the value of education and 100% attendance, by offering solutions/strategies to parents/carers to assist in the removal of these generation old values.
Raising the aspirations of our learners and their parents/carers.
Child Protection and Safeguarding; all relevant information is gathered and recorded, kept up to date and accurate, with any disclosures reported to the relevant agencies using the relevant systems and then to Mrs Thompson HT immediately for assessment.
The Hubs Activities
Triple A Service (Ask Anything Anytime) - We aim to listen, support and offer solutions
To enhance and promote happy and healthy relationships within families.
Raising aspirations of our learners by providing professional visits and workshops.
Community Drop-Ins providing easy access to the School Nurse and Police to address concerns and encourage positive relationships with these agencies.
Daily ‘Meet and Greet’ to welcome both adults and children onto site to promote a positive start to our learners day.
Home Visits and First Day Calling to monitor attendance and referrals.
Liaising with Social Care and attend all relevant meetings and provide up to date reports for cases.
Relevant information sharing between the Community Hub, our parents/carers, learners, staff and governors
COMMUNITY HUB ROLES
The Parent Support Advisor role works in partnership with the Safeguarding Advisor role to support and manage the Community Hub. Both roles have direct responsibility to the Head Teacher.
We ensure that all documents and procedures are followed and kept accurately. We work together for the benefit of our Parents/Carers and children. We work alongside and in partnership with all school staff. We keep an open door policy, were everyone is made to feel welcome.
We are there for advice and support; we aim to smile at all times!
PARENT SUPPORT ADVISOR ROLE
MRS CHRIS WYER- COMMUNITY HUB
My role here at Glebefields is to support families. To work in partnership with parents/carers and their children. To develop relationships and trust, to overcome any barriers and build self-esteem. To care for the wellbeing of all children and parents/ carers. To work with parents who have vulnerable and complex needs. To be approachable and have empathy in a range of circumstances. To work with the school staff in identifying those children who need support. To have knowledge of any issues affecting families and their children. Have the experience multi- agency working and the knowledge of Early Help and Safeguarding issues. To provide Adult Education and Family learning. To facilitate after school clubs.
MY ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
PARENT SUPPORT ACTIVITIES
- Joint home visits with the Safeguarding Advisor, Attendance Advisor and Mentors.
- Welcoming Parents/Carers and children at the gate every morning. To answer any problems or questions they have.
- Support meetings for Parents/Carers.
- To improve attendance and punctuality by supporting parents and assisting on home visits with the school's Attendance Support Advisor, Ms M. Gallagher
One to one meetings with Parents/Carers in confidence can sometimes lead to disclosures. These can range from:-
- Domestic Violence
- Housing issues
- Money worries
- Benefit problems
- Health/Social Care
- Relationship problems
Working together with the schools class teachers to gather information about the child. To work with the Safeguarding Advisor and Attendance Advisor regarding the child and the support they may require. To provide on-going support for families with any concerns or help they may need with any barriers or procedures they may face when going through this procedure.
ADULT EDUCATION/FAMILY LEARNING
To provide Adult Education and Family learning. To break down any barriers they may have to learning. To encourage Parents/Carers to engage in their own children’s learning. To promote and encourage a better life style for their families. This is identified by sending out consultation forms to Parents/Carers to assess their Adult Educational needs.
- Provide drop in workshops for Parents/Carers on
- School Nurse Drop in sessions
- Consultation for Adult Education courses
- Coffee morning for new Parents/Carers.
Indentifying the support and contacting the appropriate agencies.
Miss Charmwell – Early Help Coordinator (Deputy Safeguarding Lead) – Community Hub
My day to day role in school is to ensure that all of our children are growing up with safe and effective care, are healthy and are not mistreated or at risk of this.
Alongside our Parent Support Advisor I work directly with our children and their families who are in need of additional services and support. We do this in order to promote, strengthen and develop family life to prevent our children suffering from or being at risk of harm or abuse.
I commission and work with agencies including Children's Social Care, Housing, School Health, Health Visitors, Childrens Centres and Police to formulate and carry out planned support packages to enable families to become happier, healthier and better able to cope.
I also carry out ‘Wishes and Feelings’ work with our children in order for me to advocate for them in meetings, representing ‘their voice’ to ensure that their feelings are known and acted upon.
In addition, I help to support our childrens safety by inviting providers into school to raise awareness of important issues such as drugs and alcohol, grooming, radicalisation, anti-social behaviour, healthy relationships and e-safety.
Children and their families can access my help and support as soon as problems or worries arise and benefit from ongoing support when under support plans like Early Help or Child Protection Plans.
If you feel I can be of help please come and see me. I can offer advice and guidance and make referrals for support either via Early Help or via Childrens Social Care in line with schools Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy (please see policies section).