Pupil Support Work

This project is based in Afon Taf High School, providing strong links between the school and parents’ ensuring that support is available to remove the barriers that impact on child development and achievement.

School staff will refer young people to the Education Family Support Worker who will work with the young people to establish their needs and will ensure that effective links with multi-agency partners are established to ensure effective information sharing and targeting of appropriate support.

The central aims of the project include:

  • Providing a support mechanism for young people in Afon Taf High School to ensure that they can make the most of their education and time in comprehensive school.
  • Increase parental involvement in their own development and that of their child
  • To work closely with schools and target families / groups to improve attendance, engagement, attainment, wellbeing and behaviour;
  • To liaise with external partner agencies to ensure appropriate signposting of services and support;
  • To work with the Families First MIA team to ensure effective multi-agency support for the families of vulnerable children and young people to ensure that they can make the most of education.
  • Promote and coordinate after school activities to encourage lifelong learning.
  • Create strong links with schools, parents and the community ensuring that, support that is available within the area, is utilised fully to remove any barriers that impact on child development, school achievement and participation in education.
  • To provide an early intervention service that addresses developing problems through effective analysis of problems and signposting to services.

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