Who do I talk to if I have a concern?

How we like to work with families.

We have over 1000 parents connected with the school and we try as much as possible to meet everyone as quickly as possible. We try and find a private space for you to speak about your concern. Sometimes we might need another professional to give another perspective or expertise. We want an equitable relationship with families where we respect the information you provide and we share how we work. This works best when our staff are treated respectfully, calmly and not in an aggressive manner.

 

I want to talk to someone about my child’s learning and well-being.

In the first instance, it is important to have a discussion with the class teacher. They are really happy to listen to your views, find out what you know and share how we are working with your child at school. The best time for class teachers is after school. Please ask the office for an appointment with the teacher and we will make an appointment that gives both you and the teacher enough time to discuss it in depth. 

I want to talk about an absence, attendance or punctuality.

We have an attendance officer, Miss Jaime Archer, that will support any of your concerns around attendance. You may contact her at school by calling the school number.

She will be available to talk to you about attendance if your child is struggling to come to school. She can provide you with ideas and support to ensure your child gets a really good education through good attendance and punctuality. 

I want to talk about my child’s special needs (learning, medical, physical or mental well-being).

You may wish to talk with the class teacher or the Lead Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCO), Miss Katie Colthurst. The office will be able to make an appointment for you and Miss Colthurst to meet.

I want to talk about paying for school lunches, trips, visits, uniform.

The school office has payment plans and details of free school meals, etc. Please pop in, call us or email us with your query.

We have a hardship fund for families in need for uniform. Please contact the welfare team (linda.poore@pegasusprimary.org) if this applies to you.

I want to talk to someone about a safeguarding matter (if you’re worried about a child’s safety).

We have a number of trained safeguarding leads at Pegasus. We work as a team to ensure all matters related to the safeguarding of our whole community are addressed and supported through a mulit-agency approach. 

In the reception you will see they are displayed with photos that will help you identify them. 

If you have a concern that you wish to share with someone, please speak with the school office initally and they will pass you on to the relevant person. Different concerns can sometimes mean different professionals.

Immediate Danger:

If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.

Immediate Concern:

If you have a concern about a child, please call MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) on 0345 050 7666

The team:

Jane Caffyn

Cluster School Manager

Jane is responsible for the administration and school operations. She can help with all queries.

 

Ruth Akrigg

Headteacher

Ruth is responsible for the whole school and ensuring the children get the best education. 

Designated Safeguard Lead (DSL)

Charlotte Steers

Welfare and Safeguarding Team

Charlotte works with families who need additional support. (DSL)

 

Linda Poore

Welfare and Safeguarding Team

Linda works with families and children who need additional support. (Deputy DSL)

Helena Grant 

Early Years Foundation Stage Leader

(DSL)

 

Roxy May

Deputy Headteacher (DSL)

 

Katie Colthurst 

Assistant Headteacher

SENCo 

 

Please also go to the Safeguarding page of the website for advice and support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Useful links to support well-being and gain further advice:

Young minds has a lot of information and support for parents. 

Parenting with a mental illness support information click here

If you're concerned about a child or young person's mental health, you can get free, confidential advice via phone, email or webchat from the Young Minds Parents Helpline.

For children there is Childline: under 19's can call 0800 1111 for free, confidential support

Self care information from Anna Freud Centre

 

Introducing Ollee – a virtual friend (ParentZone/BBC Children In Need)

Ollee is a digital friend for children aged 8-11, created by Parent Zone and funded by BBC Children in Need’s A Million & Me initiative, which aims to make a difference to children’s emotional wellbeing.

It is designed to help children reflect on how they feel. There are a range of scenarios that can be explored together. Children can choose an emotion that matches how they feel about it: happy, angry, sad, confused, frustrated, stressed or worried. They can next choose from a list of topics – for instance, a child who was worried about school might be able to select ‘I haven’t done my homework’ as the cause of their worry. 

You can more information and download the Ollee app here: https://parentzone.org.uk/Ollee
 

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