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Barming Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Barming Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Welcome back to Term 1...We are a GOOD school (Ofsted May 2019) .......
Welcome to BarmingPrimary School
Barming Primary School is a 2 form entry primary school on the outskirts of Maidstone. It is a co-educational school for children aged 4 to 11 years old. There are currently 414 children on roll.
A Message from the Headteacher
Barming Primary School has so much to offer. Everyone is welcome and children are encouraged to flourish and achieve their goals. Come and find out what we are all about!
Orchard Academy Trust
Barming Primary School is an Academy and is part of the Orchard Trust family of schools. The Trust currently consists of Allington Primary School and Barming Primary School.

Last Week's Attendance:

  • Reception 95.5%
  • Year 1 93.1%
  • Year 2 96.1%
  • Year 3 95.2%
  • Year 4 92.8%
  • Year 5 92.5%
  • Year 6 97.7%
  • Whole School - 94.7%

Family Support Worker

Family Support Worker

 

Hello, my name is Mrs Darby, and I am the Family Support Worker at Barming school.

 

My role is to provide pastoral support to parents/carers and help with any issues that you may have in relation to supporting your children, both at home and in school. I work to encourage parental involvement within school, signpost to agencies (where appropriate) and support children in school. Should you have a personal concern or school related issue, then I am here as a listening ear. I have access to a number of agencies who may be able to provide support to you and your family, for issues such as:

  • Bereavement Services
  • Children’s Centres
  • Counselling/Play Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Housing
  • Parenting Programmes
  • School Nursing
  • Early Help
  • Social Services
  • Young Carers
  • Food Banks

 

All contacts with any of the above agencies (with the exception, on occasions, of Social Services) are made with total parental involvement.

 

I liaise with all school staff, always in the best interests of the children and their families and work impartially and confidentially if you ever need advice or support.

Please ask if you would like further advice and help accessing the right support.

 

Attendance

 

I also work with families regarding attendance. All pupils should be in school between 8.30am and 8.50 am so they are sitting in class ready to learn by 9.00 am.

If your child is ill, the school office should be informed as soon as possible on the first day of absence. Our preference is that you do this via the StudyBugs app, but you can also email or phone. Please give your child’s name, class and reason for absence.

 

*****LATEST NEWS*****

 

MOVING UP TO SECONDARY SCHOOL! 

Here is a link to a video about starting secondary school:

 

https://www.annafreud.org/movingup/

 

KENT SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICE:

The phone number has changed.
It is now freephone: 
0800 0113 474 (open 8am to 6pm)

 

 

Below are some useful services and resources:

 

Early Help/Children’s Social Services

03000 41 41 41

 

Kent Children and Young People’s Mental Health Service

 

0300 1234496

Young Minds

0808 8025544

 

Mindfulness

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mindfulness/

 

Kent Young Carers

0300 111 1110

 

Samaritans

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/

 

Information Advice and Support Services-SEND

0300 041 3000

 

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children-NSPCC

 

0808 800 500

help@nspcc.org.uk

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

 

Childline

0800 1111

https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/

 

Online Safety

www.Internetmatters.org

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

CEOP-Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command

New online app for parents- www.vodafone.co.uk/familypledge

 

Report a crime

101

 

School Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Rootes

 

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Mrs Stere

 

Emergency

999

 

 

Additional Support Services-Advice and Well Being

 

Headstart Kent Resilience Hub

 

http://www.headstartkent.org.uk/

 

Anxiety UK

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

 

Harm less (self-harm support)

http://www.harmless.org.uk/

 

Anti-Bullying Alliance

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/

 

 

Additional Learning Needs

British Dyslexia Association

 

https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

 

National Autistic Society

Child Bereavement UK

https://www.autism.org.uk/

https://www.childbereavementuk.org/

 

Bereavement

Slideaway Local Bereavement Charity

Child Bereavement UK

http://www.slideaway.org/

https://www.childbereavementuk.org

 

Healthy Lifestyles

School Nursing Service

0300 123 4496

https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/service/school-health/

 

British Nutrition Foundation

https://www.nutrition.org.uk/

 

 

Local Support

 

Mrs Darby - Hours of work are:

Monday – 08:30 – 3.30

Tuesday – 08:30 – 3.30

Thursday – 08:30 – 3.30

Friday - 08.30 - 3.30

 

I aim to be outside on the playground in the morning on these days.

 

You can contact me on - 01622 726472 or via the email link at the bottom of this page.

 

NEW FOR APRIL, MAY AND JUNE - Kent Adult Education Family Courses, which are all free to access.

***RETURNING TO SCHOOL ON 8TH MARCH*** Below are some resources which parents and carers may find useful:

Below is the link for the KENT RESILIENCE HUB , which is full of great information, resources and ideas for supporting our children and young people:

 

https://kentresiliencehub.org.uk/

 

***THE FAMILY HUB - Parenting support and resources***

Please see the link below to some great ideas to support families at home at this time:

https://www.fegans.org.uk/parent-hub/

 

** I am aware that many families and children are feeling anxious and concerned about a whole range of issues at the moment.  Here is a link to a great website with lots of information and support for anxiety and other issues during this time:

 

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/see-hear-respond-support-hub

 

If you would like to discuss anything, you can contact me via the email link at the bottom of this page**

 

 

***** ONLINE COURSE FOR PARENTS ***** This looks good! Please click on the link below to view the information:

 

 

***This was a useful video on the BBC recently, about supporting our children's mental health at the moment:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/education-55620288

 

 

 

*** FREE NEW COURSE AS OF January 2021***

Contact Mrs Darby

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