Early Help

Level 1- Safeguarding Support for All

Support How to access
Class Teacher SupportThe class teacher is the first port of call for all children and parents. If you wish to discuss a matter with them, please make contact via the school office on 0121 744 7897 or office@stjames.tgacademy.org.uk
PSHEAll children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum of PSHE designed to support their social and emotional development. Our programme supports children to keep themselves safe and to develop relationships with trusted adults both in and out of school.
School Nursing TeamOur named school nurse is Louise Worrall. Referrals into the service can be made with Mrs Lynch- please contact via the school office.
Free Online Parenting Courses Solihull Parenting Team offer 'Understanding Your Child' as a free course to parents. Access to this course can be found here: Solihull Approach
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Level 2- Early Help

This support is accessed internally. Please contact either Miss Deaking (DSL) or Mrs Lynch (Deputy DSL) via the school office to discuss.

SupportHow to access
ThriveThe Thrive Approach draws on insights from these fields to provide a powerful way of working with children and young people that supports optimal social and emotional development. Mrs Davies is our qualified Thrive practitioner and she is able to work on a 1:1 basis with children to identify their needs and carry out therapeutic work. Parental permission must be given for a full Thrive assessment to be carried out.
SEN Support Advice for parents supporting children who are suffering with their mental health can be found here: Young Minds Website
Extensive support is available through the CONTACT Website: Contact Charity
If you wish to discuss any aspect of SEN Support, please contact Mrs Lynch (SENCO) via the office.
Informal Mentoring Our staff are committed to supporting pupils with the emotional and mental health. Sometimes, a listening ear and a relationship with a trusted adult go a long way to supporting this. We are able to facilitate 1:1 or group sessions.
SEMH Interventions Support for children with Social, Emotional or Mental Health needs can come in the form of interventions. These will be more formal and set for a fixed period of time after which progress will be measured to ensure that the intervention is having the right impact. Examples of this might include Lego Therapy or Nurturing groups.

Level 3- External Support

This support is accessed by making referrals to external agencies. This can be done by school in conjunction with families and pupils. Please contact either Miss Deakin (DSL) or Mrs Lynch (Deputy DSL) via the school office to discuss.

SupportHow to access
SOLAR Solar is the Solihull Mental Health Service provided by the NHS. They provide multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment of children and young people with mental health or severe emotional and behavioural difficulties. More information can be found on their website: SOLAR Website
*Children must have a Solihull GP to access this service.
Forward Thinking Birmingham Forward thinking Birmingham is the Birmingham Mental Health Service provided by the NHS. They are able to offer a variety of support through various means. Further information can be found through their website: FTB Website
*Children must have a Birmingham GP to access this service.
Solihull Local Safeguarding Partnership (SLSP) Solihull Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) has information to help support parents, carers and other adults in safeguarding children and young people. The link below will take you to the parents and carers section of their website: LSCP Parents and Carers
Early Help The Early Help service provides integrated support to children, young people and their families. The service is there to offer practical advice, support and direct case work to prevent issues escalating and requiring statutory intervention. If you require this help you can call their duty line on 0121 709 7103 during working hours.
This link takes you to their website:
Early Help Page
MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) If you think a child or young person is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed, MASH is where safeguarding concerns can be reported to the local authority. This can be done by anybody at anytime.

Solihull MASH: 0121 788 4300

Birmingham MASH: 0121 303 1888