Thomas Whitehead C of E VA Primary School

Thomas Whitehead CE Academy

A member of the Diocese of St Albans Multi Academy Trust

Believing & Achieving together

Church School
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Family Support Worker

 Family Support Worker

This year we have welcomed Mrs Abby Souter to the team as the Family Support Worker.

Abby’s role in school is to provide support, advice and information to families within our school community.  She can help you with any worries or concerns that you may have regarding; mental health, relationship; careers; benefit claims; parenting support or worries in relation to your child's         education, behaviour and wellbeing.  She is also here as someone to talk to if you need it!

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. Abby may not have all the answers but hopefully she can help you work out how to find them! To make an appointment please come into school or contact the office on 01582 865466.

The support Abby can provide 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

· support with applying for Free School Meals


Support for pupils includes:

· promoting good attendance and punctuality

· promoting self-esteem and confidence





  1. How to apply for FSM 27.09.2019