Student Welfare Service
Education provides young people with the opportunity to prepare for life. Brannel’s Student Welfare Service is a specialist education support service which seeks to help young people and their families get the best out of school. We work in partnership with the young people, their families and other education services as well as statutory and voluntary agencies.
Our Education Welfare Service works under the principles of the Children (NI) Order 1995, Human Rights Act 1998 and has a commitment to the United Nations Convention of the Right of the Child. These Principles include:
- The welfare of the child is the paramount consideration in all matters.
- The child’s voice should be heard and taken into account in all matters relating to the child.
- The child has a right to free and compulsory education.
Education Welfare Officer
Mrs Caroline Hunt is Brannel’s Education Welfare Officer. Her role is to make an assessment of the situation and establish a support plan with the young person, parent and school. She can act on a parent’s request to talk to the young person’s school or other agencies on their behalf. She can also can make referrals to other support services e.g. Medical officer or Educational Psychologist. She also coordinates specialist support projects e.g. parent, pupil and family support groups.
Mrs Hunt has worked at Brannel School since 2012. She joined the school with 20 years’ experience as a civilian in the police service, during which time she was responsible for helping people to get through difficult times in their life. Mrs Hunt recognises the difficulties families and young people face in today’s society; she thrives on trying to help them by using her knowledge and experience of what support is available. Caroline believes that everyone deserves the best from life – some just may need a little help along the way!
Brannel School, Rectory Rd, St Stephen, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 7RN
Office Tel: 01726 822485 (8.30am – 4.30pm)
Mobile: 07718 425913
Email Mrs Hunt