Our aim is to be available to support you and your children when difficulties arise over behaviour or other concerns at home, in the community or at school. We will make home visits; give advice and signpost you to helpful services. We have a range of experience and expertise to draw on from working children and families over a number of years. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like our support. Either ask at the school office or call 01924 890576.
Our Pastoral Support Team includes Miss Chapman, Mr Riby and Mr Oldroyd
They are available to discuss any concerns you may have. They are responsible for helping children who may need additional emotional and social support in school and from other agencies. They work with children and families and attend reviews. They lead in school for CAF (Common Assessment Framework) and FIM (Futures in Mind). They lead on the management of medicines in school and liaise with agencies and families on Care Plans. They are also the first port of call offering early help for our families and is able to advise on a range of services including health and social. Miss Chapman is responsible for the monitoring of all children’s attendance and is a Deputy DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead).
Our Learning Mentor is Miss Chapman
Miss Chapman works with children who may be experiencing:
- low attendance
- low self-confidence, self-esteem or motivation
- failure to achieving their full potential
- behavioural or emotional difficulties
- difficulty making friends
She works with children in the classroom in small groups or on a one to one basis. She works with SLT and the TRUST Education Welfare Officer to monitor all children’s attendance and punctuality.
Wakefield Families Together
Wakefield Families Together brings services together, so that it’s easier for you to find and access the support you need, at the earliest opportunity.
We want children, young people, and families to tell us they are happy, healthy, and safe. Wakefield Families Together are about working on your behalf so that if you have a concern about your child or family member, you only need to have one conversation with us, and we can direct you to the right support. You can access this support through your child’s school, family hub, or in the local community.
To help us localise how we work with families across the Wakefield district, we have grouped our teams and partner organisations into six community ‘cluster’ areas, with nine family hubs and three Youth Hubs. You can find your local Family Hub or Youth on the Wakefield Families Together website here: Family Hubs – Wakefield Families Together and here: Youth Hubs – Wakefield Families Together
Everyone needs help and support at some point in their life. So, when you do and find it hard to deal with a difficult situation, or have worries around family relationships, behaviour, school attendance, emotional and mental health, domestic abuse, parental conflict, housing issues, or employment and debt problems, Family Hubs can help direct to the right people and services.
Sometimes the concerns you have may need a group of professionals to come together to build a package of support with you and other family members so that we have the right expertise to help the whole family. Find out more about the Team Around the School model here: The ‘Team Around’ approach – Wakefield Families Together
Our Educational Visits Coordinators are Mrs Smith and Mrs Brunyee
Learning outside the classroom has always been an integral part of the curriculum offer at Normanton Common. Mrs Smith and Mrs Brunyee is responsible for ensuring the school fulfils its Health and Safety obligations for off-site visits. They works with our teachers in the planning and management of all educational visits and are responsible for quality assuring risk assessments.