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The Echelford Primary School

The Angel Award recognition for Echelford

We are 'young-carer friendly'

Echelford are delighted to have achieved the Angel Award as part of our work with Surrey Young Carers. This is excellent recognition of all the hard work Mrs. Chirewa and Mrs. Holman do with our children who are providing extra support to their families.

The Angel Award scheme was developed by young carers to help caring pupils be recognised and supported at school. The Award is made to schools that demonstrate they are ‘young-carer friendly’. Schools have to meet eight standards, checked by scheme staff and young carers, including having a carers’ champion, a carers support group, training for staff, and assemblies about young carers to help all pupils understand the issues the young carers face,  as well as support pupils to self-identify and find the help they need.

The Award demonstrates Echelford's good practice in meeting the needs of this vulnerable group, as specially mentioned in Ofsted’s Inspection Framework and we couldn't be more proud of our achievement.