Langland Road, Netherfield, Milton Keynes, MK6 4HA

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Langland Community School

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Early Help Offer


Langland Community School’s Early Help Offer

What is Early Help?
Early help, also known as early intervention, is the support given to a family when a problem first emerges. It can be provided at any stage in a child or young person's life. Providing timely support is vital. Addressing a child or family's needs early on can reduce risk factors and increase protective factors in a child's life.
Early help services can be delivered to parents, children or whole families, but their main focus is to improve outcomes for children. For example, services may help parents who are living in challenging circumstances to provide a safe and loving environment for their children. Or, if a child is displaying risk-taking behaviour, early help practitioners might work with the child and their parents to find out the reasons for the child's behaviour and put strategies in place to help keep them safe. Staff at Langland recognise their crucial role in offering and delivering effective early help as set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018). This is carried out through whole school support and interventions, as well as identifying children and families using MK Together - Levels of need document guidance, when working with children and their families.

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023

Levels of need when working with children and their families

Early Help at Langland

At Langland our values are the foundations of our school community. We aim to provide a safe, happy, and caring environment where children learn the importance of values that will support them to develop a positive attitude towards themselves, their friendships, and their learning. The following are examples of Early Help support offered at Langland.

Family Support Team

Mrs Gemma Signoriello (Family Support Worker) and Mrs Tracy Attrill (Learning Mentor) work directly with families to offer support and advice to ensure the best outcomes for all of the students at Langland Community School. They can support with access to additional services and can also provide practical support with things such as completing forms and other paperwork.

Mental Health First Aid

At Langland, we have Ms Jen Wright who is trained as a Mental Health First Aider. This means, she is trained to spot some of the key signs of mental health concerns
in children and adults, provide support and signpost to relevant agencies and external support
where required.

Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs)
MHSTs have three core functions:
• to deliver evidence-based interventions for mild-to-moderate mental health issues;
• support the senior mental health lead (where established) in each school or college
to introduce or develop whole school or college approach and;
• give timely advice to school and college staff, and liaise with external specialist
service to help children and young people to get the right support and stay in

Service Six

We work closely with this service making referrals for our students. Service Six supports children and young people to live healthier & happier lives! Children & Young People are at the centre of everything Service Six does. They work to ensure children’s futures are bright & flourishing. Targeting areas such as Antisocial Behaviour, Online Issues, Self-Harm, Anxiety, Bullying and Depression.

Service Six - How we can help you

Community Links

It is a high priority for us here at Langland to be involved in supporting the community. We work together with Woughton Council and have regular meetings with the
local PCSO. We also have links with the local Food/Hygiene Bank and other services available from Hedgerows Family Centre. Offering extra to families who are need of support.

Welcome to Woughton Community Council

Woughton Community Council Youth Services

Hedgerows Family Centre


Attendance meetings are arranged for children struggling to maintain their attendance at school. Staff can offer advice and strategies for supporting parents with
attendance and these are individualised to each student. Mrs Gemma Signoriello is our Attendance Lead. We also offer a breakfast club for £1.50 to support attendance, food is provided and there are activities during the morning (this is free for pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding). This supports our strategy of ensuring all children are Attendance HERO’s – Here Every day, Ready to learn, On time providing an alternative for parents who may find it difficult to get children into school for 8.40am.


Langland has a dedicated Inclusion Manager, Ms Wright, who ensures students with vulnerabilities and additional needs are recognised and supported. As part of this, we have the Treehouse which provides interventions for identified students and provides support for children in the form of well-being check-ins and 1:1 pastoral support where required.

Milton Keynes Council Local Offer:

Our vision for children and young people with special educational needs and disability is the same as for all children and young people - that they achieve their full potential and lead happy and fulfilled lives within a safe environment, where they have choice and control. Information, support and signposting for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) from birth to 25 years, their parents and carers, practitioners, and professionals.

MK SEND Local Offer - Milton Keynes Council

Girl Pack, Free Period Products:

Girl Pack is a UK-registered volunteer-led charity working primarily in Milton Keynes. We support everyone’s period providing emergency period
packs and period products to schools and communities across MK and beyond. Here at Langland, we have these products available. These packs contain a full packet of sanitary towels, feminine wipes, a pair of knickers and hand sanitiser. This is not means tested.

Girl Pack - About Us