Young Carers

The Young Carers crew at Brixham C of E Primary School
 
At Brixham C of E Primary School we run a Young Carers at school group. Otherwise known as THE YOUNG CARERS CREW. We meet every Thursday and Friday afternoon during school time in the ESCAPE which is purpose built secluded building near the Main Office. During our time together the children have an opportunity to to discuss their thoughts and feelings also any worries or concerns they have. We also have lots of fun. We work closely with Torbay Young Carers and can offer referrals to their service if needed.
 
By supporting our young carers in school we can put strategies in place to improve their home and/or school life, this will improve attendance, punctuality and the child's self esteem. They also feel included and supported by their peers, we are also able to support parents and families too and can liaise with different external agencies that may be involved.
 
If you feel that Young Carers may benefit your child please feel free to discuss this with your child's Class Teacher or ask in the Office for details.
Great news !!!
 
We will be holding our next coffee morning for parents/family of young carers on Monday 29th April starting at 9.15 am after drop off and will be held in the escape.
 
Pancake day 2019
We have just held our annual pancake day tossing competition for our young carers. What a day that is. It's always an event the children look forward to. first we made a big batch of pancake batter before cooking and eating them all with a variety of toppings. Then we held our tossing competition outside. All our young carers got to take part. 
Pancakes were flying everywhere and some children even managed to catch theirs in there frying pan. Our winners and champion pancake tossers of 2019 were Beth and Frayer. Well done to them. 
I know the children are already waiting for next year to beat them!
 
Parents coffee morning March 2019
Thank you to all those parents that came to the first Young Carers parents coffee morning in school. It was a great success and an opportunity for parents to meet the Torbay young carers team. It was really great to see all our parents together.
One thing that did come from the coffee morning was that parents would like the opportunity to do this on a regular basis. So we decided that we will have a coffee morning every half term. 
If you didn't attend the last meeting but would like to join the next one just speak to a member of our team they will be happy to help you.
Torbay Young Carers activities Easter 2019
 
Please find below this terms holiday forms from Torbay young carers
 
 
Forest School Fun - May 2017
Young Carers leads in School
 
To aid the successful identification and support for young carers in school we have allocated  a suitable team to provide the best care that we can offer.
They are your go to people if you need help or advice or even just a chat. You can speak to them directly or make an appointment at the office.
 
We are here to support the family not just the child.
 
Senior leadership Young Carers lead  - Miss M. Tyrrell
                                                             Deputy head teacher
                                                             Designated safeguarding lead
                                                             SENCO
                                                             Year 3 teacher
 
Young Carers in School lead - Miss R.Sewell
                                               Deputy safeguarding lead
                                               Pastoral support worker
 
Young Carers in School Governor- Mrs J.Castle
                                                     Safeguarding governor
                                                     Learning Support Assistant