Early Help

Early help, also known as early intervention, is support given to a family when a problem first emerges.  It can be provided at any stage in a child or young person’s life. 

Statutory guidance highlights the importance of providing early intervention, rather than waiting until a child or family’s situation escalates (DfE, 2018). 

Dunalley Primary School acknowledges the importance of providing timely support.  Addressing a child or family’s needs early on can reduce risk factors and increase protective factors in a child’s life.  It is more efficient to provide early help when problems first arise than to intervene later. 

We believe that early help can offer children the support needed to reach their full potential.  It can improve the quality of a child’s home and family life, enable them to perform better at school and support their mental health.

Our staff are always willing to help in any way they can.  Class teachers are often the best people to approach in the first instance as they spend the most time with the children. 

Mrs Sam Ashton, our Family Support Worker, also plays a crucial role in providing support and guidance.  She is experienced in signposting families to agencies that can help and making referrals where appropriate.
Please refer to our offer of early help for detailed information and guidance blelow.

View our Offer of Early Help here.

You are able to access our early Help Consent form by following the link below.

View/download The Early Help Consent Form here.

Young Minds Matter - Mental Health Support

Mental Health Support Teams in Schools Information for Parents

Wacky Hair Day - Thursday 3rd November

29 Oct 2022

Our School Councillors have organised a school fundraiser on Thursday 3rd of November, we are having a Wacky Hair Day.

A cyber-safety information evening

27 Oct 2022

We will be hosting a cyber-safety information session for ALL parents/carers on 3rd November at 6pm. Please book your tickets HERE

Dunalley Open Day

21 Oct 2022

Dunalley Open Day
Wednesday the 11th January from 10.30am
email 2023starters@dunalley.gloucs.sch.uk
to let us know you'll join us

Call of the Wild

04 Oct 2022

Our Year 6 residential week is underway.The children are having a fabulous time.

Y6 - Secondary School Open Days

16 Sep 2022

Over the coming few weeks there are a number of open days in the local area that we would like to make you aware of.
https://dunalleyps.schoolzineplus.co.uk/secondary-schools-open-days

Summer Fete - July 15th 3pm - 5pm

17 Jun 2022

Friday July 15th from 3pm to 5pm
We are busy getting things planned for our first Summer Fete in a few years. Alongside our own stalls (with...

Y1 Visit from the RNLI

17 Jun 2022

Y1 enjoyed a visit from the RNLI and learnt about safety at the beach

Our Jubilee Picnic

30 May 2022

Click here to watch our fantasic overhead video of our Jubilee Picnic.

Jubilee Writing Competition

23 May 2022

Jubilee Writing Competition
To help us to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Dunalley will be holding a writing competition. 

Dunalley Lates

13 May 2022

As we mentioned in our previous newsletters we are very pleased to be able to offer more opportunities for the children attending Lates.