Woodheys Primary School

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Child Concerns


Woodheys Primary School

What to do if you have a concern

From time to time parents have a concern about their children (or other children) which needs to be addressed.  Please do not hesitate to contact the school if this is the case.


Academic Progress

If your concern is about the progress your child is making, please contact your child’s teacher in the first instance who will either reassure you or devise a plan of action to meet the concerns.  This may be drawn up after consultation with our Special Needs coordinator Mrs Holden.  If the concern persists the next ‘port of call’ is the head of the department or if necessary the SEN coordinator.


Bullying or Social Concerns

If you believe your child is being bullied or is lacking friends or lacking confidence in the classroom please initially talk to your child’s teacher.  The school has excellent procedures in place to combat bullying and to encourage friendships which are vital to a happy school life.  It will be taken seriously.


Safety Concerns

If you suspect that a child may be suffering abuse or potentially at risk from any source inside or outside the family or the school please raise your suspicions with Mrs Daniels who will investigate the situation in the utmost confidence.  We would rather explore a problem which proves groundless than to miss an opportunity to support a child in need.  You can be reassured that only relevant authorities or persons involved will be aware of the concerns.


As a last resort if matters seem unresolved you can contact a school governor (preferably the Chair of governors, Chris Obrien), who will consult with Mrs Daniels to ensure that action is taken.  This will again be done in strict confidence and only the governor, Mrs Daniels or relevant authorities will be informed.


Levels of contact:-

  1. The class teacher
  2. The head of the department (Reception and Nursery - EYFS, Miss Perry; Key Stage 1 Miss Turner; Deputy Head Mrs McMichael; or SEN coordinator Mrs Holden
  3. Mrs Daniels – woodheys.admin@trafford.gov.uk
  4. Chair of Governors Mr Chris O’Brien chris.obrien50@ntlworld.com
  5. Trafford Services Advisor Mrs S. Tait sharon.tait@trafford.gov.uk


Useful Contacts:-

Trafford Safeguarding Children Board:           www.tscb.org.uk tel: 912 4286

Domestic Abuse Family Safety Unit:               tel 912 5805

National Domestic Violence Helpline:            tel 0808 2000 247

Childline:                                                         tel 0800 111  

NSPCC                                                              www.nspcc.org.uk tel 0808 8005000