Schools have been given a lot more responsibility for providing wider support to children and families, with increasingly complex cases to deal with. As well as being highly trained, it is important that designated staff receive appropriate support and guidance.
SHS’s vision is that every child receives the support they need to thrive and achieve. For this to be a reality, we want to extend the reach of our 30+ years' expertise to school staff who have responsibility for the wellbeing of children and families. This is why we have developed SHS Membership, a new scheme to provide professional support to staff across the country. Together, we can protect the most vulnerable children and families.
Membership has been designed to allow you to choose which elements of the offer would be most beneficial to you, your school and your staff.
Membership Knowledge Suite (see below) is free to all schools who currently have an SHS Practitioner.
School-Home Support has proven to be the answer to our problems, providing a blended support programme of face-to-face expert supervision, staff briefings and online materials including expert guidance in relation to our safeguarding duties. Such high quality provision has equipped staff, pupils and parents with the tools needed to improve pupil and parent welfare, attendance, engagement and crucially learning and safer working practices.Dave Thompson, Assistant Head at Chadwell Heath Academy
Level 3 Working with Parents
Keeping Children Safe in Education Toolkit
Case File Audit
Comprises of ten 1.5 hour sessions per year. Provides a dedicated space for reflecting on case work and developing better understanding and skills of professional practice. Supervision also allows staff the space to explore emotions brought up by their work and to receive case direction.
£1,700 per annum (discount available if you employ an SHS Practitioner)Learn more
Comprises of up to ten days of classroom training with remote assessment. This is the industry standard qualification for those working with families, with the overall responsibility of improving outcomes with attendance, attainment and behaviour for young people. The course is designed to equip learners with the essential knowledge and skills to enable them to work effectively with parents, helping them to understand their parenting role and to meet children's social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs.
£1,500 per annum (discount available if you employ an SHS Practitioner)Learn more
Included in the toolkit is Level 2 Safeguarding training (City & Guilds accredited) for up to five staff members; this is recommended particularly for your senior leadership team and designated safeguarding lead. Also included are a variety of policies and templates to enable you to comply with keeping children safe in education.
£500 per annum (discount available if you employ an SHS Practitioner)Learn more
Offers online learning modules on a variety of topics including Child Sexual Exploitation, Fuel Poverty, and Autism Awareness, to name a few. Also included are downloadable best practice resources to support the work along, with a forum to gain support and advice from colleagues in the field. This is provided for up to 5 staff members of your choosing.
£400 per annum (discount available if you employ an SHS Practitioner)Learn more
These one day workshops are designed to increase awareness and provide practical tools to support staff across your school. The workshops are solution-focused and pick up on three important topics for schools. Current workshops available are: Maximising Parental Engagement, Increasing Attendance and Effectively Managing Transitions.
£1,000 per workshopLearn more
This includes an audit of the recording method and details within your school. You will be provided with a RAG rated audit outcome, with recommendations for any areas that require improvement.
£500 per annumLearn more
This is an independent safeguarding audit which will include reviewing recording and case files, as well as a review of policies and discussions with the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Lead Governor for Safeguarding, along with other key staff. The audit has been designed to record a comprehensive list of issues and evidence, providing you with feedback on how well you are embedding safeguarding across your school. The final report will detail the evidence of how you meet your statutory responsibilities and provide you with a detailed review and action plan. This will include discussions with key staff and governors.
£1,800 per annum (discount available if you employ an SHS Practitioner)Learn more
This is largely led by the needs of the group and can include case discussion and direction, identifying training needs, managing workloads, improving productivity, supporting changes, and managing stress levels. It is often an invaluable space to allow staff to come together and discuss issues that are often get lost in the everyday needs of their roles.
£2,000 per annumLearn more
Our recommended standard package is offered at a discounted cost of £4,000* per year
- Individual Supervision
- Level 3 Working with Parents (City & Guilds accredited course)
- Keeping Children Safe in Education Toolkit (includes City & Guilds accredited course)
- Knowledge Suite