Chirton Primary

Vulnerable Learners

At Chirton all of us are fully committed to ensuring every learner achieves what they can. Although this is a collective responsibility, achieved by school involving home and the child, we recognise that having staff outside those directly involved in class is important.  As a result we have created a Vulnerable Learners Team, made up of the following people;

Mrs S Baggaley - SENDCO

Mrs A Bekker Wrench - Headteacher & Safeguarding Lead

Mrs S Jones - Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs A Morgan - Safeguarding Link Governor

Mr M Langton - Disadvantaged Link Governor

Mrs A Morgan - SEND Link Governor 

Vulnerable learners at Chirton School could be any child, either for a one-off point, a particular period or their entire time at school. Pupils in the following categories will always be considered potentially vulnerable;

  • Looked-after children (LAC)
  • Pupils on the SEND register
  • Pupil Premium children – those ‘Ever 6’ in receipt of Free School Meals
  • Children who have emotional / behavioural difficulties, including historical trauma or mental health issues
  • Those pupils in military families
  • Pupils At Risk Of Underachieving (in core subjects) – identified at Pupil Progress meetings
  • Pupils who have attendance issues – below 85% (unless identified issues/circumstances)

The team meet regularly, working together to provide the additional support which vulnerable learners may require in order to achieve results that are in line with other children and young people.