What support will there be for my child’s overall well-being?

Both Fairfield and Colneis are inclusive schools. We welcome and celebrate diversity. All staff believe that children having high self-esteem is crucial to a child’s well-being. We have a caring understanding team looking after our children.

  • Your child’s class teacher has overall responsibility for the pastoral, medical and social care or every child in their class on a daily basis making them a parent’s first point of contact. For children with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) the class teacher will liaise with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and Consultant SENCO for further advice and support. This may also involve liaising with outside agencies too such as health and social care professionals.
  • Fairfield and Colneis share the same school aims and Star Rules. These underpin all that we plan and do at both schools.
  • The schools have a full time Family Support worker who works under the direction of the SENCO to support children and parents with a range of different matters.
  • The schools also have a Higher Level Teaching Assistant for Pastoral Support to work directly with individuals or small groups of children to provide support with a range of social, emotional and behavioural issues. The Family Support Worker usually offers parenting courses at certain points during the year or is able to signpost you to relevant support.
  • When a child has a medical need we will work with you and any relevant medical professionals to put together a Care Plan which we will review with you at least termly or more frequently if the need arises.

Year 1 parent

‘The teachers have been wonderful to my child; keeping an eye on him yet making him feel as important as the other children. ’

Reception parent

‘The school has been so accommodating of my child’s needs; getting staff educated with his equipment and ensuring other relevant people were aware of those needs.’

Year 4 parent

‘The support has truly made a difference and my child is feeling a lot more positive. He is less reluctant to go to school in the morning and looks forward to his day.’

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