Family Support Worker
The Family Support Worker
The School Family Support Worker is here to offer support, advice, guidance and a listening ear to parents of the children at our school. This support can mean different things to different people. Support can be offered to mums and dads with a wide range of issues such as; school attendance/lateness, school transition, behaviour management, confidence building and parenting concerns.
Ways that this support can be offered are:
- One to one contact
- Meetings in school or at home
- Parent support groups
- Drop-in sessions
- Telephone contact both during and out of school hours.
- Text message / email contact
- Advocacy—speaking on your behalf
- Accompanying you to parents’ meetings.
- Parent lead support groups
The Family Support Service currently have spaces available on some of their courses. Please click on the links below for further information. If you are interested in attending a course, please contact our Family Support Worker on 01252 322933
Parent 2 Parent
Alison Lee is running a support group, with Jeanette Munro, for parents of children with special/additional needs.
They will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday 14th March 2017, further dates will be set by the parents.
For more information please see the following:
Parenting Puzzle Programme
Parenting can be one of the most challenging jobs that there is, but believe it can also be one of the most rewarding, although it doesn't always feel like that. This term we are running two parent puzzle programmes for those parents / carers who are interested in new ideas that can help the job feel easier, more fun and more survivable when things get tough.
For more details about the next session, please click on the flier below:
Other useful information / services
Please find below leaflets on information and services you might find useful:
The Zone - for families living with autism and similar conditions
The MEND Program - for families with overweight or obese children aged 7-13
The Gateway Card - is free and will give children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs, access to activities, play schemes and buddy schemes available through our short breaks program.
Establishing a Betime Routine - Information and tips on how to set up a bedtime routine.
Why come to School - Information on attendance at school.
ADHD - Understanding and helping your child.
Positive Parenting - Handling Anger.
Positive Parenting - The Teenage Years.
Other useful websites
The following are links to websites that you may find useful:
Family Lives Supplies advise and support for families.
Parent Voice A support and advise service for parents of children with diabilities/addtional needs.
Netmums Parent forum providing support and advise within the North Hampshire area.
Disability Challengers Details of playschemes for disabled or children with addtional needs.