Early help is support that school can offer in conjunction with the local authority, to help a student and their family when a problem first emerges.
It is designed to offer early intervention to improve outcomes for children and can be a valuable tool for:
- developing social and emotional skills,
- developing and maintaining support networks,
- improving mental health and wellbeing in the family,
- providing support and advice,
- engaging with community services and support.
Early help can take many different forms. They will often involve:
- an assessment of need (Early Help Assessment)
- regular communication with parents/carers
- review meetings with parents/carers (Team Around a Family meetings)
- mentoring and support
- support at home through multi agency workers
Early help at TLES is carried out by our Year Leaders and/or the Targeted Support Lead in conjunction with our Early Help Advisor from Derbyshire County Council. If you think that you and your family would benefit from additional support, please contact the appropriate Year Leader for your child.