Family Support Worker Introduction
Hi, I'm Mrs Kellie Sharman the Family Support Worker at Holy Cross School. I have been working at Holy Cross School for the past 6 years as a Learning Support Assistant. I was appointed as Family Support Worker in 2016 and my role involves supporting parents throughout their child's time at Holy Cross. To build stronger links between the parents and the school, I am providing parents with regular coffee mornings and parent support groups. If you have any suggestions for other parent groups or just need to chat to me, please feel free to come and see me. I now have an open door policy so you can come and see me without an appointment on Mondays and Fridays from 8.45am - 9.30am but I am always free any other time. You can leave a message for me at the school reception or you can contact me on 01708 853000 or e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ADHD PARENT SUPPORT GROUP - KEVIN ROBERTS
I would like to thank all the parents and professionals that attended the ADHD parent support group on the 30th June 2017. As I am sure you will all agree it was fantastic meeting Kevin Roberts and Andrea Bilbow from ADDISS. What an inspiration and an exciting guy. I have some great photos and hopefully we will get to meet him again. Andrea will be attending one of our groups after the summer break so please look out for the up and coming dates.
KEEPING THE SCHOOL INFORMED
Can I please ask that if you have to travel away for business/pleasure etc that you contact the school and inform us of who will be looking after your children and their contact telephone numbers. There have been several incidents where we have not been aware that parents are away and have had no other contact details. If something was to happen to your child at school and there was a medical emergency we would need to be able to contact you quickly.
Sometimes when parents are away this can also cause some stress to the children and may upset them in their day to day school life. If we are aware of the situation then we can deal with it appropriately.
Thank you for your co-operation.
I just wanted to say a big thank you to all the parents that attended the 'Keeping up with your child's Numeracy Course'. This was a 6 week course run by the Thurrock Adult Community College. This course will run again in the new term along with 'Kepping up with your child's Literacy'.
Please look out for informaton on our website, my link and the newsletter.
The next ADHD/ADD meeting will be held at Holy Cross School on the 14th July 2017 @ 9.00am.
Scope and PATT will be coming in to chat with you to answer any questions and offer advice.
Scope are the independent support service that provides free advice and support for parents of children with special educational needs and disability, through the statutory assessment Education, Health and Care Plan processes.
PATT are the Parent Advisory Team for Thurrock and they provide free, confidential and impartial advice to young people, and parents/carers of children with special educational needs.
Come along for a chat with other parents/carers and let off some steam and pick up some tips on different strategies to use.
Tea & Coffee will be provided.
A new group session will be starting on the 08.06.2017 for years 5 & 6 only. Our previous sessions have been really successful and the children are enjoying the Dorothy.com workbook, crafts and working with their parents/carers.
This is a 6 week course and once finished, new letters will be going out to other parents.
Letters have gone out to parents, please ensure you return the reply slip as soon as possible.
FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER OPEN DOOR POLICY
MONDAY'S & FRIDAY'S 8.45AM - 9.30AM
If you have any concerns or just need a chat, I now have an open door policy for parents/carers so you can pop in and see me without an appointment on Mondays and Fridays from 8.45am - 9.30am. You can also leave a message at the school reception for me or call me on 01708 853000 or by email at email@example.com.
Please feel free to contact me any time and I will always do my best to help.