Young Carers

At Greensward we are committed to ensuring that all students who are young carers are identified and supported effectively. If you think your child might be a young carer please contact our Student Support Worker, Mrs L Ketteridge lketteridge@greenswardacademy.org or on 01702 202571 Ext 2009 (Weds, Thurs or Fri). Any information given to her will be treated sensitively and no information will be shared without your knowledge.

Young Carers Gold Award

Greensward Academy has been given a Gold award for their work to make sure students don’t miss out on an education because they are young carers. The Young Carers in Schools programme helps primary and secondary schools improve outcomes for young carers and celebrates good practice through the Young Carers in Schools Award. And this week, Mrs Lynda Ketteridge, Student Support Worker attended an awards ceremony at Essex LA to receive this.

The students are fortunate to have such exceptional support which has enabled Greensward to gain the award along with the dedication and hard work of the staff. It is especially pleasing that the academy is the first school in Essex to have achieved this.

The Young Carers in Schools programme commented: “To achieve their Gold Award Greensward Academy has demonstrated that it is actively working with young carers and their families to reduce the caring roles of these young people. Young carers are included in school improvement plans, and are considered at every level of the school.”