FAMILY SUPPORT

Hello! My name is Katie Cavanna and I am the Family Support Worker for All Saints Marsh

My role in school is to provide support, advice and information to the families within our school community.  I can help you with any worries that you may have in relation to your child’s  education, behaviour and wellbeing.  I am also here as someone to talk to if you need it!

I can meet with you at home or in school at a time to suit yourself.  Advice and support is  confidential although concerns relating to the safeguarding of children will always be dealt with in accordance with the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.  I may not have all the answers, but hopefully I can help you to work out how to find them.

Support for pupils includes:

  • promoting good attendance and punctuality
  • promoting self-esteem and confidence
  • promoting positive behaviour and positive attitudes to learning
  • providing one-to-one support

Support for families includes:

  • providing information and signposting to other services in the local area
  • liaising with a range of external services such as housing and Social Care
  • assistance in completing paperwork and forms e.g. housing, special educational needs, school places and benefits
  • attendance and support at school and other agency meetings
  • advice and support in promoting positive behaviour at home
  • guidance with career and personal development and access to training and workshops in school

How to get in touch:

I am normally based in school every Thursday morning from 8am.

Please call the school office on 01626 365293 to make an appointment or pop in and I will be happy to see you as soon as I can.

 

Coffee Mornings at All Saints Marsh Academy

Our Family Support Team hold coffee mornings at our academy, offering all parents and carers an opportunity to make new friends and get free advice and guidance, as well as free biscuits and plenty of tea and coffee.

Come and join me for a coffee and a catch up on the following dates:

  • Thursday 7th February 8.30 – 9.30
  • Thursday 14th February 8.30 – 9.30
  • Thursday 28th February 8.30 – 9.30
  • Thursday 14th March 8.30 – 9.30

Running Positive Parenting Workshops

Workshops for parents to share ideas and experiences about the hardest job in the world!

The Family Support Team have an accredited parenting support advisor, who has established a parenting workshop to be delivered to parents who are courageous and wish to try something new for the benefit of their family. We are proud to support those who welcome positive change and we understand that sometimes someone else may have a new idea. We nurture you to work together to support each other and try some new strategies to benefit your family.

Attendance

The Family Support Team are working very hard to support children and families to achieve the very best outcomes in their attendance and attainment. We have very high expectations regarding attendance and punctuality which we believe our children and families deserve. We monitor the punctuality of children arriving at school daily and will discuss any concerns or support needs at the time of the lateness. We offer immediate advice and guidance regarding amending morning routines via our ‘Tip sheet’ which have been designed for our families.

We will engage with families, including home visits to encourage children to attend school where appropriate and to support parents in affecting meaningful change and encouraging attendance. We have designed and use family attendance contracts which are completed with the child and parents as an additional measure to the legal framework to promote partnership working with families.