Welcome to the young carer's page. Here we will be posting all the things we will be doing for these incredible children.
Back in March 2020 we achieved the Bronze Award from the Young Carers In Schools Programme. We were awarded the Bronze in an assembly by David Mirzai of the Young Carers in School team.
David Mirzai presenting the award to the Young Carer Leaders
Mrs Alison Fletcher, Mrs Debbie Watts and
our Chair of Governors, Mr Adrian Mann, who is our Governor Lead
Harwich Community Primary School & Nursery is committed to develop provision for young carers and their families.
We will capture the commitment by widening our provision, building on the needs of the young people and better meet young carers' needs by reviewing Harwich Community Primary School & Nursery provision for young carers with a view to ultimately achieving best practice.
How will we achieve this:
We will strive to achieve best practice for students and families in our school in order to provide them with the best chance of success in their future.
In the corridor of the school is a notice board of all things young carers. It allows all children to see who they need to speak to if they have any worries. It also tells them what clubs, etc are on during the school days. Young carers can also find out any further support they may need from outside agencies. Everything is well signposted for all the children in the school not just the young carers that we know about.
In the staffroom there is another board which we keep up to date with information for all staff to see. This reminds them who the Leads are for the young carers and also information regarding young carers as a whole. In this way, staff can support children in the class, if they believe a child is a young carer that we are not already aware of.