Young Carers in Schools Award Mrs J Sutton Miss Eyre School Operational Lead for Young Carers School Leadership Lead for Young Carers.
Archbishop Tenison’s are committed to meeting the needs of all pupils. As such, we have paired up with The Carers Trust and Off the Record Young Carers Service, Croydon to run the Young Carers in Schools Award, which identifies and offers support to those pupils who may help to care for a family member with a health condition.
Sometimes being a young carer can affect their performance at school, for example, they may have difficulties meeting homework deadlines or may not be able to attend extra-curricular activities and residential trips. It could also affect their mood and energy levels, especially around exam times and transitioning into Higher Education.
We recognise the contribution these pupils make at home and want to offer them as much support as we can. We regularly provide 1:1 support for our Young Carers when needed. This could be in the form of drawing, talking, time management techniques, target setting, revision, studying tips, careers advice and building identity and self-esteem. We are raising whole school awareness and training staff and reviewing our school policies to meet young carer’s needs. With family consent, we can also refer pupils to Off the Record Young Carers Service to ensure long term support and continuity until the age of 25. Please read our Whole School Commitment below.