Parent Support Worker

Our new Parent Support Worker joins us on the 8th May 2021. In the mean time, if you would like to speak to someone please phone 01494 525534 or email office@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 and Clare Pankhania, Headteacher. 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.