Key information for Parents/Carers
At Woodlands we aim to provide as much as support as we possibly can to our children and their families. We believe that feeling happy and safe both at school and at home is absolutely crucial in order for children to thrive. All of our staff play an important part in the care of our children and families and our pastoral team are always here to help with anything that they can.
Support will be given to children who are struggling with their emotions or having difficulties for any reason so please do let us know if you think your child requires any help.
We recognise that parenting is very tough especially for single parents or families with no extended family close by for support. We are here for you too so please do get in touch if there is anything that you are struggling with and we will do our best to help you or if we cannot, put you in touch with someone that can.
Our pastoral support team can help with:
- Parenting problems
- Support with behaviour at home
- Advice about eating, sleeping, toileting
- Support with attendance
- Financial difficulties
- Debt management
- Access to food vouchers
- Housing difficulties
- Drug and alcohol support
- Bereavement support
- Support during/ after family separation or illness
- Support for parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities
School is for parents too so please don't struggle alone. Even if you just need a chat and a cup of tea, we are here!
Mrs Graham and Mrs Bellerson
We have a duty of care to ensure that every child reaches their full potential and are safe and happy at all times. Two- way communication is vital in order for us to work in partnership with families.
Our Safeguarding team consists of:
Mrs Newton- HT & DSL
Mrs Macpherson- DHT & DDSL
Mrs Graham -DDSL
Mrs Bellerson- DDSL
Mrs Dickson - DDSL & SEND
Miss Harvey - DDSL & Online Safety
Mrs Jackson - DDSL
Miss Evans - DDSL
Miss Edmunds - DDSL
Clever Never Goes
There is a new campaign at the moment to promote the message ‘Clever never goes’ rather than ‘Stranger danger’. This is because often abductions are with known people. The idea is that the children learn that they must never go anywhere with someone if it is unexpected or has not been arranged. Please see the click below for further details:
Children are taught how to keep themselves safe from an early age. We teach the ‘Pants’ programme to ensure that children understand that ‘Pants are Private’.
Our children know that they can talk to any adult in school if they are worried about anything. They can also call Childline on: 0800 1111.
If children are worried and need someone to talk outside of school or family, the NSPCC have trained people available to talk to them 24 hours a day 7 days a week. They can phone their help line or go online which ever they feel more comfortable with
If you have concerns about a child you can call the MASH* team for advice on 0300 555 2866. (*Multi agency safeguarding hub).
Walsall School Nursing Services
School nurses are qualified nurses with specialist training in public health for children, young people and families. They work with children from reception up to the age of 18 years. They assess health needs; provide advice about the promotion of wellbeing, prevention of ill health and early support when problems arise.
A parent or carer can contact the service by email, phone or text and ask for advice and support.
Our Single Point of Access (SPA) is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Young People can also text a School Nurse on our Teen Chathealth 07480 635 363 The young person can text anonymously and advice is confidential.
Click the images below to access the websites.
Domestic Abuse Support
Black Country Women’s Aid (formerly known as Sandwell Women’s Aid) is an independent charity, which has supported survivors of abuse and exploitation in the West Midlands for 30 years.
Their sensitive and holistic support helps over 8000 victims of abuse each year to escape from violence, cope with trauma and rebuild their lives. They believe that no one should have to live in fear of violence and abuse. They listen, we support and we care.
Black Country Foodbank helps vulnerable individuals and families in crisis through the provision of 3 days emergency food supplies while a longer-term solution is developed. The services they provide have an enormous impact on the people who use them, giving them an important breathing space at a time of great need.
Mental Health and Bereavement
We have provided links to websites, which can be accessed to support you, your family or people you may know. (Just click the pictures/links to access the sites)
The only charity in the UK for men and Women aged 50 and under whose partner has died: 07375 918 599
Support around bereavement and death for parents and children: 090088 020 021
0300 123 3393 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544