Stanton Bridge Primary School

Stanton Bridge is committed to meeting the needs of young carers so that they can attend and enjoy school in the same way as other pupils and achieve their full potential. We are aware of the important role they play with their families’ lives and the additional responsibilities this can often place on them.
We have raised awareness through assemblies and classroom lessons and drop in sessions for all pupils including young carers - the opportunity to access ‘bubble time’, is a self-referral system, where pupils get the opportunity to discuss their concerns or positives on a one to on basis. 
All staff are aware of the referral procedure and have been trained on how to identify young carers. The school has a designated Young Carers’ lead who contactable directly for young carers and their families:
  • Operational Lead for Young Carers: Mr Thuhel
  • Senior Leadership Team Lead for Young Carers: Mrs Shelina

If you would like further information on referral system or information on young carers, please contact Mr Thuhel or you can contact Young Carers directly on  02476 101040

Please find below some links you may find useful in relation to young carers:   
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Thuhel for more information.
Young Carers Bronze Award: April 2019
Stanton Bridge Primary School has been awarded the ‘Young Carers’ Bronze award for their work in making sure students are able to access a full education, alongside acting as a Young Carer.
The Young Carers in Schools programme helps primary and secondary schools improve outcomes for young carers and celebrates good practice through the Young Carers in Schools Award.
Young carers are responsible for emotional, practical or physical care for a parent, sibling or other family member who has a physical disability, mental health issue or substance misuse issue.
Research carried out by Carers Trust and The Children's Society shows that, on average, young carers miss or cut short 48 school days a year and often have lower levels of self-confidence, mental wellbeing and significantly lower educational attainment at GCSE level, because of their caring role. Ofsted's Common Inspection Framework states that inspectors will look at how well schools support young carers. While some schools are doing this really well, others struggle and this causes real problems for young carers.
To achieve their Bronze Award Stanton Bridge has demonstrated that it supports young carers in many ways, including homework clubs and drop-in sessions with a member of staff who is responsible for this vulnerable group of pupils. Vital information about how to identify young carers is made available to all school staff, and noticeboards and the school webpage let students and their families know where to go for help.
Young Carers Awards Night July 2019
We were honoured to receive the award of Caring School of the year which highlights the amazing work we do for our young Carers and pupils. We believe caring for all our pupils and community is an important aspect of our vision and ethos.