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Applebee Wood Community Specialist School

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Early Help and Wellbeing

At Applebee Wood, we have Pastoral and Pupil/Family Support Workers, Mrs Beaghan and Miss Walton.


Their role includes providing early help to children and their families within our school community. They can help with any issues that you may have in relation to your child’s education, well-being and behaviour but they are also available if you would just like to have a chat.

Mrs Beaghan and Miss Walton can help children in our school by;

  • Promoting their self-esteem and confidence
  • Helping to improve their attendance at school
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Supporting friendships


They can help families by;

  • Providing information and signposting to relevant agencies
  • Completing referrals to relevant agencies
  • Supporting with any paperwork and forms
  • Addressing any barriers to attendance
  • Providing emotional support


Our Early Help Offer at Applebee Wood Community Specialist School

  1. Parent/carer appointments – these can be face to face or over the phone.
  2. Emotional support for children.
  3. Early Help Assessment – An Early Help Assessment involves listening to parents/carers and the child/ren, to find out what is working well and what support may be needed. A plan is formulated in conjunction with the child and family, in order for professionals to work together and provide a package of support.
  4. Team Around the Family (TAF) meetings or Multi-Agency Meetings (if no Early Help is open) – after an Early Help Assessment is completed, regular TAF meetings will be held with the family and other professionals to monitor the progress of support and to ensure the family are fully informed.
  5. Referrals and signposting to outside agencies – for example, Child and Family Wellbeing Service, Children’s Social Care, CAMHS, Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapy, Play therapy/counselling, Special Educational Needs support services etc.


Mrs Beaghan and Miss Walton are in school full-time and you can contact them by ringing the school office on 01772 336976 or 07535550132 or by sending an email to or  They will always get back to you as quickly as they can however during busy times this may take longer.


Advice and support provided to families by Mrs Beaghan or Miss Walton is confidential, however, any safeguarding concerns will be managed in accordance with our school’s safeguarding policy.


If you are experiencing a safeguarding emergency, please call Children’s or Adult Social Care 0300 1236720, or contact the police on 999.


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Adult Mental Health 


If you are struggling with your mental health, you can contact your GP. If you are having a mental health emergency, please call 999.





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