Offer of Early Help
At Severnbanks Primary School, staff, governors and parents work together as a team to ensure the continued improvements made over recent years are maintained and built upon.
Severnbanks School values the contribution that every child can make and welcomes the diversity of culture, religion and learning styles. The school seeks to raise the achievement, remove barriers to learning and increase physical and curricular access for all.
Partnership between home and school is key for your child’s success. Mrs Howell (Headteacher) and Mrs Challenger (Pastoral Worker) are available on the school gates from 8:45 and Mrs Woods (Administrator) is available in the school office.
We welcome your involvement in our school and would encourage you to get as involved as you possibly can.
The children who are most successful are always those for whom parental involvement is high and encouragement from home matches the support and learning taking place at school.
Children benefit from being supported by a positive relationship in their work, behaviour and play. It is important that we get this right from the start and, as a result, we have a comprehensive induction for our Starlets Nursery and Reception children. Staff will also make an appointment to meet parents of all new children on a home visit so that detailed information regarding your child’s needs can be discussed.
We recognise that children have a variety of strengths and skills and although we emphasise academic achievement we also provide opportunities for children to achieve success in other areas. Once in school the progress made by pupils in all areas of the curriculum is a matter of concern to parents and teachers. Parents are encouraged to take an active interest in their child’s work. At the beginning of each term we will share on the school website a topic plan which shows the topics/themes that your child will be studying. Consultation evenings are held in the autumn and spring terms. An interim report is sent out in Autumn and Spring and then a full report is written in summer term which details each child’s progress in all areas of the curriculum. If you have a concern at any point in the school year, please do not wait for the next parents’ evening; we would rather you arranged to see the teacher as soon as possible. In turn we will do the same if something is concerning us.
Useful Parent Contacts
IPSEA (Independent Parental Special Education Advice)
A national charity providing free legal based advice to families/carers who have children with special educational needs. All advice is given by trained volunteers.
Phone: 0800 0184016
Gloucestershire’s parent/carer support group provides free, confidential, impartial advice and helps parents play an active and informed role in their child’s education.
Phone (free from a landline): 0800 158 3603
Phone (from a mobile): 01452 389345
This online directory can help families/carers to find a lot more information about the wide range services they may need. From parenting and special needs advice to health and money worries.
Alternatively you can call the Family Information Service: 0800 542 0202
This charity can give you lots of advice and information about helping your child with their speech and language. It even has an assessment that you can do at home for your child’s speech.
The National Autistic Society
This charity gives you lots of information and advice about the Autistic Spectrum.