At The Brunts School we are working to ensure that parents/carers are involved with their child’s education and feel able to ask us for support if they need it. We can provide support in a variety of ways.
- Information sessions for us to support you and your child as they move through school – for example we worked with Parentline Plus and held a session for Year 6 & 7 parents entitled “Preparing for Teenagers”.
- New Parents Evenings for Parents of Year 6 children. Transition from Primary to Secondary School can be a big step for both parents and pupils and we hope that the information we provide at these evenings with “smooth” the process for everyone and address any concerns you may have.
- Family Learning Sessions provide the opportunity for parents/carers to learn alongside their children. For example, in conjunction with “Get on Line Day” we held a session for Year 7 students and their parents to come into school to look at some of the ICT packages that the pupils use in school, how pupils can access their work from home, internet safety etc.
- Through our “Useful Links” pages we provide information about local and national sources of support for a range of issues.
- Please look at the page “Easy Access to Targeted and Specialist Services” this provides information about the Brunts JAT which offers targeted support.
The Brunts JAT (joint Access Team)
The Brunts Family of Schools is committed to improving the lives of our children, young people and their families. We work through our JAT (Joint Access Team) to ensure that anyone experiencing difficulties are supported in the best possible way.
The Brunts JAT is made up of a group of people who are experienced in working with children, young people and their families and by working together our aim is to provide help and support through difficult situations. The group comprises representatives from the following services –
- Primary Head teachers – The Family Special Educational Needs Coordinator – Education Welfare Service – Police – School Nurse – Sure start – Inclusion Support Service, Behaviour Support – Face It, Wham – Connexions
We are able to offer support on a range of issues, such as
- Problems with social and emotional skills – Behaviour issues – Learning difficulties – Drug and Alcohol problems – Witnessing violence – and much more