Pastoral Manager and Family Support
My role in school is to implement and offer support and advice relating to safeguarding and child protection procedures. This enables me to work alongside other agencies and organisations and sign-post parents to the best support groups to help them. I am here to assist families in need of extra support, this might be through a ‘Team around the family’ (TAF) that I lead, or it may be that I support a Child in Need, or a Child Protection plan.
Alongside this, I can offer advice and guidance or just be a listening ear to parents and children when they need it. This may be related to school issues, including school attendance, routines and boundaries or home issues including housing or debt worries, domestic abuse, and substance misuse.
At Grange, we offer a warm welcome to all parents that are interested in further learning or training. We offer a range of parenting courses throughout the school year which include: ‘1, 2, 3 Magic Parenting’, ‘Cooking on a Budget’ and ‘Family First Aid’. In addition to this, I support organising family learning courses in school such as: ‘Help Your Child with English,’ ‘Help Your Child with Maths,’ ‘Functional Skills,’ and ‘Early Readers including Phonics.’
How to contact me
My working hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 15.30 and you can make an appointment to see me through the main school number or by calling in at reception and speaking to a member of our admin team.