Weldbank Lane, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 3NQ
01257 249803

Parent Zone

Parent/Carer(s) can request a paper copy of the information on our website free of charge.

FAQs

Why have you contacted me?
We will only have contacted you after receiving an admission request from two main sources, the first being LCC Pupil Access Team. This would be for pupils, including but not limited to, having been excluded from their mainstream school, who have moved into our catchment area but cannot attend a mainstream high school, who have been missing education for some time, or who wish to return to mainstream education from being Electively Home Educated.

The second source is from a mainstream high school in our catchment area of Chorley or South Ribble who have requested an Intervention or Medical place at our school.

In both instances you will have had previous discussions with either Pupil Access or your child's mainstream high school and actions agreed with you before a referral is made.

When will we have an admission meeting?
You will be offered a date and time to meet with us, usually within 2 weeks of receiving complete information from Pupil Access Team or your child's school. You will either receive a telephone call or letter with the details on. If you cannot make the offered appointment, please contact us as soon as possible to rearrange.

What happens at admissions meetings?
Parent/Carer(s) and pupils are invited to meet with a member of our Senior Leadership Team, Pupil Support Manager and, where appropriate, a member of staff from either Pupil Access Team or your child's high school. The meeting lasts approximately half an hour and is held via a Zoom meeting or at Shaftesbury High School. During the meeting agreement is reached on a way forward in providing education and a personalised timetable to suit your child's needs and interests is planned. There are a number of options of study available in addition to the core curriculum of Maths, English and Science and these will be discussed with you. Details on how to get to and from school and any off-site provision are explained. You will be expected to bring your child into school the following week for "induction/ assessment week" where they will undertake English and Maths assessment so that we can aim teaching to their specific needsThe days and times will be explained during the meeting. The expected date that your child is to start their agreed timetable will also be given - this is usually the week following induction/assessments for in school teaching but can be delayed if they have off site provision that requires booking and setting up.

How long will my child attend?
Each place at Shaftesbury is tailored to suit the individual child and their needs so specific details will be discussed with you at your admissions meeting.

What does a keyworker do?
Pupils have a keyworker allocated to them to support them in school and communicate regularly with parent/carer(s) about progress and any areas of concern.

Can I take my child out of school for a holiday?
Please read information here

Can I take my child out of school for a medical appointment?
Yes, but please notify school in advance of the appointment date and time and when and how they will leave school site and if they will be due back. If your child has an LCC transport contract it is important that you provide enough notice for this to be cancelled where necessary as costs are incurred by the local authority for "failed pick-ups".

 

Useful Information

Where's the Harm? ...
Alcohol, Tobacco, Vapes, Drugs, Nitrous Oxide, Knives

Dr. Sakthi Karunanithi Public Health Director Lancashire County Council

 

Supporting children and young people to flourish in Lancashire is a key priority for me. Looking after our own health and wellbeing includes being informed about how we can keep ourselves safe and how these impact on

our decisions. Risk taking behaviours potentially expose young people to harm, or significant risk of harm which will prevent them from reaching their potential. Some of the most common risk-taking behaviours include using alcohol, smoking, using drugs and involvement in knife crime. This can result in losing inhibitions, young people putting themselves at risk or in unsafe situations, youth crime and exploitation such as county lines. It can have wider community implications with increased anti-social behaviour and people in our community not feeling safe.

 

Educating young people and adults about risks and consequences around drugs, alcohol, smoking and knife crime is important to their continued safety and wellbeing and to help them make informed choices. I hope that you find the booklet useful as it provides information for children, young people and their parents/carers to understand more around the harms associated with risk taking behaviours. By working together, we can improve the well-being of our young people, and make our communities safer for everyone and allow children to live healthier lives.  Open the parent booklet for guidance/support.

Parent Hardship Support - Chorley Council Support for Families

Parent Zone - Digital Family Life

Parent guides | Parent Zone

Parent Zone are the experts in digital family life providing support and information to parents, children and schools, working globally to help families to navigate the internet safely and confidently. They work with parents, schools, governments and businesses to study, understand and address the impact of emerging technologies on young people.

Thinkuknow

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. Thinkuknow is unique. It is underpinned by the latest intelligence about child sex offending from CEOP Command. Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them. Alongside the Thinkuknow website the programme provides educational resources, including films, cartoons and lesson plans, to help professionals raise young people’s awareness.

Weldbank Lane, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 3NQ
01257 249803

Parent Zone

Parent/Carer(s) can request a paper copy of the information on our website free of charge.

FAQs

Why have you contacted me?
We will only have contacted you after receiving an admission request from two main sources, the first being LCC Pupil Access Team. This would be for pupils, including but not limited to, having been excluded from their mainstream school, who have moved into our catchment area but cannot attend a mainstream high school, who have been missing education for some time, or who wish to return to mainstream education from being Electively Home Educated.

The second source is from a mainstream high school in our catchment area of Chorley or South Ribble who have requested an Intervention or Medical place at our school.

In both instances you will have had previous discussions with either Pupil Access or your child's mainstream high school and actions agreed with you before a referral is made.

When will we have an admission meeting?
You will be offered a date and time to meet with us, usually within 2 weeks of receiving complete information from Pupil Access Team or your child's school. You will either receive a telephone call or letter with the details on. If you cannot make the offered appointment, please contact us as soon as possible to rearrange.

What happens at admissions meetings?
Parent/Carer(s) and pupils are invited to meet with a member of our Senior Leadership Team, Pupil Support Manager and, where appropriate, a member of staff from either Pupil Access Team or your child's high school. The meeting lasts approximately half an hour and is held via a Zoom meeting or at Shaftesbury High School. During the meeting agreement is reached on a way forward in providing education and a personalised timetable to suit your child's needs and interests is planned. There are a number of options of study available in addition to the core curriculum of Maths, English and Science and these will be discussed with you. Details on how to get to and from school and any off-site provision are explained. You will be expected to bring your child into school the following week for "induction/ assessment week" where they will undertake English and Maths assessment so that we can aim teaching to their specific needsThe days and times will be explained during the meeting. The expected date that your child is to start their agreed timetable will also be given - this is usually the week following induction/assessments for in school teaching but can be delayed if they have off site provision that requires booking and setting up.

How long will my child attend?
Each place at Shaftesbury is tailored to suit the individual child and their needs so specific details will be discussed with you at your admissions meeting.

What does a keyworker do?
Pupils have a keyworker allocated to them to support them in school and communicate regularly with parent/carer(s) about progress and any areas of concern.

Can I take my child out of school for a holiday?
Please read information here

Can I take my child out of school for a medical appointment?
Yes, but please notify school in advance of the appointment date and time and when and how they will leave school site and if they will be due back. If your child has an LCC transport contract it is important that you provide enough notice for this to be cancelled where necessary as costs are incurred by the local authority for "failed pick-ups".

 

Useful Information

Where's the Harm? ...
Alcohol, Tobacco, Vapes, Drugs, Nitrous Oxide, Knives

Dr. Sakthi Karunanithi Public Health Director Lancashire County Council

 

Supporting children and young people to flourish in Lancashire is a key priority for me. Looking after our own health and wellbeing includes being informed about how we can keep ourselves safe and how these impact on

our decisions. Risk taking behaviours potentially expose young people to harm, or significant risk of harm which will prevent them from reaching their potential. Some of the most common risk-taking behaviours include using alcohol, smoking, using drugs and involvement in knife crime. This can result in losing inhibitions, young people putting themselves at risk or in unsafe situations, youth crime and exploitation such as county lines. It can have wider community implications with increased anti-social behaviour and people in our community not feeling safe.

 

Educating young people and adults about risks and consequences around drugs, alcohol, smoking and knife crime is important to their continued safety and wellbeing and to help them make informed choices. I hope that you find the booklet useful as it provides information for children, young people and their parents/carers to understand more around the harms associated with risk taking behaviours. By working together, we can improve the well-being of our young people, and make our communities safer for everyone and allow children to live healthier lives.  Open the parent booklet for guidance/support.

Parent Hardship Support - Chorley Council Support for Families

Parent Zone - Digital Family Life

Parent guides | Parent Zone

Parent Zone are the experts in digital family life providing support and information to parents, children and schools, working globally to help families to navigate the internet safely and confidently. They work with parents, schools, governments and businesses to study, understand and address the impact of emerging technologies on young people.

Thinkuknow

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. Thinkuknow is unique. It is underpinned by the latest intelligence about child sex offending from CEOP Command. Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them. Alongside the Thinkuknow website the programme provides educational resources, including films, cartoons and lesson plans, to help professionals raise young people’s awareness.

Weldbank Lane, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 3NQ
01257 249803

Parent Zone

Parent/Carer(s) can request a paper copy of the information on our website free of charge.

FAQs

Why have you contacted me?
We will only have contacted you after receiving an admission request from two main sources, the first being LCC Pupil Access Team. This would be for pupils, including but not limited to, having been excluded from their mainstream school, who have moved into our catchment area but cannot attend a mainstream high school, who have been missing education for some time, or who wish to return to mainstream education from being Electively Home Educated.

The second source is from a mainstream high school in our catchment area of Chorley or South Ribble who have requested an Intervention or Medical place at our school.

In both instances you will have had previous discussions with either Pupil Access or your child's mainstream high school and actions agreed with you before a referral is made.

When will we have an admission meeting?
You will be offered a date and time to meet with us, usually within 2 weeks of receiving complete information from Pupil Access Team or your child's school. You will either receive a telephone call or letter with the details on. If you cannot make the offered appointment, please contact us as soon as possible to rearrange.

What happens at admissions meetings?
Parent/Carer(s) and pupils are invited to meet with a member of our Senior Leadership Team, Pupil Support Manager and, where appropriate, a member of staff from either Pupil Access Team or your child's high school. The meeting lasts approximately half an hour and is held via a Zoom meeting or at Shaftesbury High School. During the meeting agreement is reached on a way forward in providing education and a personalised timetable to suit your child's needs and interests is planned. There are a number of options of study available in addition to the core curriculum of Maths, English and Science and these will be discussed with you. Details on how to get to and from school and any off-site provision are explained. You will be expected to bring your child into school the following week for "induction/ assessment week" where they will undertake English and Maths assessment so that we can aim teaching to their specific needsThe days and times will be explained during the meeting. The expected date that your child is to start their agreed timetable will also be given - this is usually the week following induction/assessments for in school teaching but can be delayed if they have off site provision that requires booking and setting up.

How long will my child attend?
Each place at Shaftesbury is tailored to suit the individual child and their needs so specific details will be discussed with you at your admissions meeting.

What does a keyworker do?
Pupils have a keyworker allocated to them to support them in school and communicate regularly with parent/carer(s) about progress and any areas of concern.

Can I take my child out of school for a holiday?
Please read information here

Can I take my child out of school for a medical appointment?
Yes, but please notify school in advance of the appointment date and time and when and how they will leave school site and if they will be due back. If your child has an LCC transport contract it is important that you provide enough notice for this to be cancelled where necessary as costs are incurred by the local authority for "failed pick-ups".

 

Useful Information

Where's the Harm? ...
Alcohol, Tobacco, Vapes, Drugs, Nitrous Oxide, Knives

Dr. Sakthi Karunanithi Public Health Director Lancashire County Council

 

Supporting children and young people to flourish in Lancashire is a key priority for me. Looking after our own health and wellbeing includes being informed about how we can keep ourselves safe and how these impact on

our decisions. Risk taking behaviours potentially expose young people to harm, or significant risk of harm which will prevent them from reaching their potential. Some of the most common risk-taking behaviours include using alcohol, smoking, using drugs and involvement in knife crime. This can result in losing inhibitions, young people putting themselves at risk or in unsafe situations, youth crime and exploitation such as county lines. It can have wider community implications with increased anti-social behaviour and people in our community not feeling safe.

 

Educating young people and adults about risks and consequences around drugs, alcohol, smoking and knife crime is important to their continued safety and wellbeing and to help them make informed choices. I hope that you find the booklet useful as it provides information for children, young people and their parents/carers to understand more around the harms associated with risk taking behaviours. By working together, we can improve the well-being of our young people, and make our communities safer for everyone and allow children to live healthier lives.  Open the parent booklet for guidance/support.

Parent Hardship Support - Chorley Council Support for Families

Parent Zone - Digital Family Life

Parent guides | Parent Zone

Parent Zone are the experts in digital family life providing support and information to parents, children and schools, working globally to help families to navigate the internet safely and confidently. They work with parents, schools, governments and businesses to study, understand and address the impact of emerging technologies on young people.

Thinkuknow

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. Thinkuknow is unique. It is underpinned by the latest intelligence about child sex offending from CEOP Command. Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them. Alongside the Thinkuknow website the programme provides educational resources, including films, cartoons and lesson plans, to help professionals raise young people’s awareness.