Attendance and Punctuality
At BJS we have a good level of attendance, however as we always strive to improve, this is another area I focus on. I regularly monitor attendance (and punctuality) levels and will let you know if your child’s attendance/punctuality is giving us cause for concern or falls below a certain level. This is not done to criticise your parenting, it is done to advise you of any concerns we might have and again, to offer support if it is required.
I am Mrs Hodgson - the Home/School Support Worker at Bilton C of E Junior School.
At BJS we are very aware that in order to support children in achieving the best possible outcomes, we must look at the ‘bigger picture’.
We now live in a time where pressures on children and their families are mounting and sometimes that can impact on the way children behave, learn and feel. We also know that at times parents need support too.
We are invested in your child’s learning and pay particular attention to their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) in-put. My role supports this through me working with children and families to identify any barriers to wellbeing and learning. We then work together to look at the best ways to tackle concerns. Positive changes can be achieved through support delivered directly in school (for example through 1:1 with the child, delivering the Triple P parenting program with families or holding Early Help support meetings (previously known as CAFs). This is not an exhaustive list!) There may also be times where we need to look at services delivered by external services but I can work with you to access those.
If there is an issue that may, in some way, impact on your
child’s happiness or ability to either attend school or
settle and concentrate once they are with us, please
let me know. For some, this may be connected to
development or health issues, for others it
may be due to a house move, relationship breakdown or loss within the family. The list is endless, but rest assured, I am more than happy to work with you to find the best way to support you and your child.
We work closely with the Young Carers organisation and are proud to be the first primary school in Warwickshire to achieve their Gold School’s Award!
Young Carers do an amazing job supporting young people who are in a caring role. The project describe a Young Carer as 'a young person who lives with someone who has an illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse problem'.
If you think this project could help a young person in your life, have a look at the link and if you have any questions or would like a referral making, either contact me in school or contact the project direct www.warwickshireyoungcarers.org.uk
For details of Triple P courses run outside of BJS: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/parentingprogrammes
For details about claiming Free School Meals:
For access to adult mental health support: (including ‘Wellbeing for Warwickshire’ & MIND)
Chat Health is a school nurse text service for parents/carers of preschool & school aged children and young people aged 11 - 19. Parents/carers and young people can gain advice on all kinds of health issues. (tel 07520 619 376 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. You can message outside these times, but you will get a reply during opening hours. )
‘The school’s family support worker also plays a significant role in supporting the welfare of pupils and families.’ OFSTED February 2018