Working with Outside Agencies
We work with a number of local organisations and agencies outside school throughout the year.
Each school has access to services from the Local Authority. In addition to comprehensive training and support for staff, these include regular consultation with the educational psychologist and specialist teaching service.
In addition to the school nurse, a variety of other health professionals work with us to support children’s needs. These include the school doctor, physiotherapist, speech and language therapist, occupational therapist, hearing and visual impairment team.
The School Nurse
Our school nurse works with several local schools. In addition to liaising with schools on general health issues, she is also responsible for staff training in the administration of medicines, e.g. epipens, as appropriate.
The Blaby School Nursing Team can be contacted on 0116 2153239
Healthy Child Programme Services – Healthy Together
Healthy Together is the name for the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme services (largely health visiting and school nursing services) which will continue to be provided by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT). They will continue to provide local families with the care they need, including targeted support and early intervention where appropriate. However, because the overall service specification has changed, you will see some differences in the way they work. The information sheet outlines the care pathways, and this short film provides an overview of the support they offer to primary school pupils.
We have regular contact with the library service via Blaby Library. Librarians visit school to talk to the children in assembly and offer opportunities for children to utilise their services via letters to parents.
We value the work of Leicestershire School Road Safety Officers. They aim to give children an overall awareness of danger on the roads and in car parks as well as teaching them how to cross roads safely.
In Year 5, all children have the opportunity to participate in cycling proficiency training. Having received the training the children are welcome to cycle to school. A cycle shelter is available in the school grounds.
Our local policemen visit the school regularly to work with the younger children. We believe that it is important for the children to understand that the police are there to help us and keep us safe. Sometimes they join us in our assemblies and at our main fundraising events.
Link to the Blaby, Whetstone, Glen Parva & Cosby page of the police website
This page gives various items of information including up to date press releases, newsletters, photographs and contact details of the neighbourhood police team for the area and lots of other information.
Members of the Fire Brigade work with children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to explain about the dangers and causes of fire. This complements our school curriculum work on electrical safety. They usually attend our main fundraising events.