Pupils who fulfil a caring role at home often have many additional responsibilities aside from school. A young carer may be:
At John Blandy, we understand that these additional responsibilities mean that pupils who are young carers sometimes need some extra support to help them thrive and succeed at school. Because of this, John Blandy has a lead member of staff for young carers who co-ordinates the following support for students:
John Blandy is developing close links with young carers services including Spurgeons and the Abingdon Hub to provide the best possible support to pupils in and out of school.
We aim to understand and meet the needs of pupils who fulfil a caring role at home and encourage parents/carers to let us know if their child is a young carer.
If your child might be a young carer please contact Mrs Conroy, via the school office. Pupils can also self-refer to the service.