Woodchester Endowed Offer of Early Help

Everyone needs help at some time and therefore an ethos of Early Help is important for any school.  At Woodchester we offer Early Help as part of the Graduated Pathway through the MyPlan or MyPlan+.  This is to offer help to families at the earliest opportunity to try and prevent escalation of difficulties they may be experiencing.   Using the Gloucestershire Levels of Intervention we can gauge the needs of the family and child and plan an appropriate response.  With this in mind, we offer a number of early preventative measures and we seek help from other professionals to sign-post families.

Early Help is an approach not necessarily an action.  It includes using the MyPlan and MyPlan+ to identify needs and ways forward.  This includes prevention education as well as intervention.

Caroline Witts, our SENDCO,  co-ordinates this support for families at our school.

Whilst we work to offer support at the earliest opportunity we recognise that there may be occasions when immediate action might be necessary if a child is at risk of immediate harm.

Please see the document below for more detailed information of the Woodchester Endowed School Offer of Early Help.