Parent Support Worker

Hello, my name is Wendy Mytom and I am the Parent Support Worker at Highworth Combined School & Nursery.

My role is to provide pastoral support to parents/carers and help with any issues that you may have in relation to supporting your children, both at home and in school. I work to encourage parental involvement within school, signpost to agencies (where appropriate) and support children in school. Should you have a personal concern or school related issue, then I am here as a listening ear. I have access to a number of agencies who may be able to provide support to you and your family. Any query, large or small that you may require assistance with, I am here to help.

 

I liaise with all school staff, always in the best interests of the children and their families. I work impartially and confidentially and can provide a ‘listening ear’ if you ever need advice or support.

I can be contacted on 01494 525534 or email mytomw@highworthcombined.co.uk

 

Summary of Role and Involvement with Parents/Carers

In my role as Parent Support Worker I support parents/carers of children at Highworth Combined School & Nursery. I work closely with Caroline Day, the Deputy Head responsible for Inclusion. My role is varied. I provide support, information and education service to parents and I investigate concerns raised by parents, pupils and teachers as agreed by the Head Teacher. My primary role is to focus on supporting parents by helping them with parenting skills and overcome any barriers their children may have to learning.

I have contact with parents and families who have had family difficulties. These include issues around domestic abuse, housing, parental separation, attendance, health, social services, early years, police, education welfare officer, counselling etc.

I liaise with Bucks Family Support Services who’s aim is to improve the lives of children, young people and families living in Bucks.  For further information please follow the link to their website:

https://www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/kb5/buckinghamshire/fsd/parent.page?parentchannel=24

I am available to parents prior to their children coming into school and prior to pick-up on Mondays & Tuesdays and am happy to provide a listening ear to families no matter how big or small the issue.