At Eskdale Junior, we are lucky to have an ever increasing service community that adds to the rich and diverse nature of our schools context.
As part of our school’s take care core value we recognise the ongoing challenges that service families and their children face. The work we do in supporting service pupils is not just ensuring we sustain a high level of academic achievement but placing value on their well-being and emotional health.
Here at Eskdale we acknowledge the potential impact that increased mobility: new house, school and friends can have on our service pupils. Our aim is to engage service pupils in our school ethos but more specifically become part of a thriving ‘micro-community’ in school that is defined by its ‘togetherness’, supportive and welcoming nature.
To find out more about the aims for all our service pupils, please take some time to read our principles, aims and outcomes document found on this page of the school website.
Our approach to our intervention work is based around pupil need however we see real value in our service pupils working together on projects that not only develop them personally but increase responsibility, resilience and a recognition that these can benefit civilian pupils too.
How we support your child
Our cycle of intervention begins with finding out as much as we can about your child before their arrival. We then provide them with a supportive induction to the school. Following this we can intervene where required at a time of need. Finally ensuring that in the event of departure we ensure a smooth transition to their next school with an understanding that they will always remain part of our Eskdale Service Family.
Please take some time to read the ‘Cycle of Intervention’ document below and the ‘In school intervention’ document that details how we support our pupils based on pupil need found on this page of the school website.
For more information about the type of work we do with our service pupils, please click here, or on the ‘Children’ signpost on the home page of the website and select ‘Service Children’.