The Senior Lead for Young Carers is Mrs Howlett
The Operational Lead for Young Carers is Mrs Bowes
At St Michael’s we want to make a real and positive difference to the lives of our Young Carers and the people they support. Young carers can face real challenges in their education which can have a huge impact on their engagement and learning experience. As a school we will fully support our pupils, we will do this by gaining an understanding of the role pupils play in the lives of their families, how to recognise Young Carers and providing clear communication and directed support.
We firmly believe that all children have a right to a first-class education, and we will ensure this includes our Young Carers. We will work with pupils, families and outside agencies to help reduce the barriers Young Carers may face in accessing their learning, ensuring regular attendance and positive outcomes.
We have won a Bronze award for our work to make sure students don’t miss out on an education because they are young carers.
“To achieve our Bronze Award we have demonstrated that we support 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 website let students and their families know where to go for help”.