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Well done to our DALP Quiz team who came third in the competition. Check out the letter regarding Mother's Day lunch. Red Nose Day next Friday (15th March 2019) - buy your nose from the school office £1.25 - everyone is invited to wear red and fun activities will take place throughout the day. Don't forget to bring your trainers for the fun run. Check out the Parent Guide to GTA in the Online Safety section of our Parent page. Our governors play a crucial role in assisting the development of the academy and support with setting the vision and strategic direction of the academy, holding the principal to account for its educational performance and ensuring financial resources are well spent. The role provides important support and challenge to staff as we continually look to develop and improve for the benefit of all students. If you would like more information or to apply to be considered, please email our Clerk to the Governors at by 22 January 2019. We look forward to hearing from you.

Meet our Family Support Worker

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.

    Mrs Robinson

    Please see useful information below.

Family Support Worker information

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