Early Help

Early help means providing support to our families as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life.

We understand just how complicated family life can be. Every family can have ups and downs. Being a parent is hard work and there are no instructions.

From time to time, there may be situations where you or your children  need some extra help and support. If things are not right at home, please come and talk to us. We can help in many ways.

Our aims:

  • To know our families well, to know what they need so we can support them
  • To focus on preventing problems before they develop by offering support that is flexible and responsive to need

Successful Early Help can ensure that:


  • are physically and emotionally healthy
  • are resilient and able to learn well
  • are supported by their families, community and (when necessary) professionals in order to thrive
  • live in safe environments

Parents and carers:

  • support one another in the community
  • know where to get help if needed
  • have trusted relationships with school, community, other parents
  • are well informed about how best to help their child develop


What sort of concerns might parents share with our team?

A wide range of issues such as help managing behaviour, financial worries and debts, domestic abuse, housing concerns, mobility difficulties, bereavement and loss, cyber bullying - in fact any concerns which you are worried might be having a negative impact on your child(ren).

 What might we offer in response to your concerns?

  • Breakfast Club
  • After School Club
  • Calm Start
  • Access to “The Spot”
  • Lunchtime “Spot”
  • Induction sessions for children starting EYFS, including home visits and support with transition to secondary school.
  • Bespoke learning interventions e.g. reading, maths, phonics
  • Support from the Pastoral Team
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Parent Information Sessions (academic and pastoral, eg Phonics workshops, County Lines workshops)
  • SEND Parents Drop ins
  • Attendance Meetings
  • Forest School
  • Interventions such as Eco Warriors, Woodland Warriors, Confidence Climbing, Social Skills
  • Lego Therapy, Art Therapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • After school extra curricular activities
  • Government Fruit and Vegetable Scheme
  • Uniform Shack – Pre-loved Uniform
  • Educational Welfare Officer support
  • Curriculum provision and additional work from outside agencies support our children in learning how to keep themselves safe
  • St Marks Meal Boxes
  • Food Bank

Who might the school refer to?

  • The Early Help Team
  • Children and Young People's Services
  • Counselling Services
  • School Nurse
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Young Carers
  • Local Authority Family Services team
  • Educational Welfare Officer
  • MK ACT

Click here for our Parents Hub Page with links to services and advice that may support you as a family