The Children’s Champions support children and staff in school to ensure that pupils can access their education and break down any barriers to learning.
Support that they can offer includes:
Where are the limits?
Although the Children’s Champions will always listen and try to help, there are times when things are above even their super powers.
Our Children’s Champions are not fully qualified social workers and are here first and foremost for the children in school so when an issue comes up which is outside of their expertise they will always signpost people in the right direction. This might include other agencies such as GPs, Social Care or CAMHS (Children’s Mental Health).
Top tips on talking to your child as they get older
We have been asked for advice by several Year 6 parents who are concerned about their children not talking through their worries at home. It is a particularly key time of year for these pupils to have worries – with SATs coming up and the transition to secondary school looming.
Headstogether is a mental health campaign that has recently been supported by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and it offers advice for children and adults to help tackle the stigma about talking about the different areas of mental health.
There is also a link for talking to secondary school children.
Further information can also be found on the NHS website.
Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reportings to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of the normal school hours and that might have had an impact on a child attending our premises the following day. This information will be shared at the earliest opportunity with the school, ensuring that we can provide additional support for any child who might have been effected.
#WPSYY2 were kept extremely busy during their day at Ripon Museum and showed great perseverance, whilst working in the laundry room and washing all of the Victorian clothes. #WPSYHistory #Woodthorpecharacter
Year 2 had a wonderful day last week at Ripon Museum. We started our day, in the Victorian school room and showed great determination during our handwriting lesson. #WPSYY2 #WPSYHistory #Woodthorpecharacter
To finish off our science topic ‘seasonal changes’, Year 1 proudly presented their own weather forecast! We used our prior knowledge of measuring the temperature and stating the different types of weather. ☀️ 💨 🌧️ #WPSYY1 #WPSYScience #Woodthorpecharacter
Would we have liked to go to school in the past? #WPSYY2 enjoyed finding out about Victorian classrooms; chanting times tables, practising our reading and writing on slate instead of paper. We were very respectful to the school mistress! #WPSYHistory #woodthorpecharacter