Hello everyone! I’m Mrs Robinson, Samuel Barlow’s Family Support Worker (FSW)
One of my roles as the FSW is to work closely with children and families who may be experiencing difficulties, this could be as simple as a misunderstanding with friends or it could be a more complex issue such as bereavement or a change in family circumstance. It may be that the support is needed for a short while or it could be a longer process. At Samuel Barlow the emotional welfare of our pupils is of the greatest importance and being the FSW enables me to give the time and care needed to be sensitive and compassionate allowing us to work through these issues together. We seek to break down the barriers to learning and help you to deal with challenges in a positive way so that all children can be successful and make good progress.
I work with and support families in different ways:
I listen and appreciate parents/carers issues and offer suggestions and advice for individuals and families on behaviour management, boundaries, routines, school attendance, e-safety, healthy eating to name a few. I can also refer and signpost to other services available within our area.
I work with and support families during key school transition, including newcomers and moving on to secondary school.
I work with families who are going through difficult times including relationship breakdown, bereavement, mental well-being and financial hardship.
In consultation with parents/carers I can support children on a 1:1 basis, listening and working with them in different way e.g. anger management and control, key school transitions, development of pupil self-esteem and confidence, friendship issues, bullying including social networking, family issues: bereavement, new baby in the family, parent’s separation/divorce.
Family Support Drop-in:
Would you like a friendly chat?
Please contact me to make an appointment on 01623 479033 or leave a message for me at the school office.
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