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Esther Finn is our Parent Support Advisor who works within school on a full time basis.She is available to offer support to parents/carers in many areas including: advice on children's behaviour, benefit advice and filling out forms, support with further education, training or employment opportunities and lone parent support. She can support parents with job applications, interview techniques and provide character references. Esther can also offer more specialised support like referrals to outside agencies who can support children and families with Bereavement, Parenting Courses, Food Vouchers, Family Support and Furniture Grants. If you feel that you need any of this support please contact Esther in school where a confidential meeting or homevisit can be arranged.
School Nurse-Esther now has fortnightly meetings with the school nurse. Please get in touch if you would like her to make a referral or if you have any health concerns regarding your children.
Foodbank-Many thanks for your kind generosity for our recent Foodbank appeal. This local charity supports people in our community who are coping in very difficult circumstances.
The Family Learning Courses are a very useful and positive experience for parents and children. Parents/carers and children are learning new skills and spending quality time together. In the last academic year we provided a course in every term-that is six courses over the year! A parent who attended the Festive Floristry Course went on to attend a full time Flower Arranging Course and another parent who attended the Yoga Course loved it so much that she now attends a weekly Yoga Class.
Esther organises a variety of courses and activities for parents and children. The photos here show an example of some of the events which she has provided for the school including:
British Sign Language
Cycling in the Community
Arts & Crafts
Cookery Courses & Workshops
Jewellery Making Course
Cooking from Around the World
Managing Children's Behaviour