The Pupil & Family Support Team
Mrs Louise Heslop Mrs Sally Graham
Hi we are the pupil & family support team here at St Paul’s C of E Primary.
Children have two main educators in their lives: their parents/carers and their teachers/support staff in school. As parents/cares you are the main educators until your children start school and you remain a major influence on how your children progress throughout school and beyond. Together we have a crucial role to play!
Research shows that the impact upon children’s learning is far greater if parents/carers and schools work together in partnership. We are here to make it easier for parents/carers to become involved in their child’s education. We are a link between you and school and also aim to provide you with parental/family support, new opportunities through various activities, adult & family learning and other events.
Family learning is a fantastic opportunity for parents/carers to support their children’s learning, meet other parents/carers and learn new skills along the way! We will be running exciting sessions throughout the year so watch this space!
We are here to help you on an individual basis with any concerns you may have or difficulties you may be experiencing. We will always try to support you and, if you need specialist support, we can sign post you to other agencies that can support you further. We can help with your child’s behaviour, improving attendance/punctuality, benefits, family issues such as separation/divorce, bereavement, domestic violence, drugs & alcohol, mental health and many other factors which may have an impact on your child’s well-being.
Nobody has a perfect life and there are times when we all need to share our concerns and worries or just need to be listened to so if there is anything that you need a confidential chat about please call into school to see us or leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We can promise you a non-judgemental, confidential shoulder to cry on and we might even throw in a cuppa and a biscuit! So please don’t sit at home and worry! Take a minute to contact us. If we can’t help we will probably know somebody that can!
Always remember if you are in immediate danger call 999
Pendle domestic violence initiative – a wide range of support and interventions for victims of domestic abuse in the Pendle area – www.pdvi.org.uk
National domestic violence information run in partnership with Women’s aid & refuge offering advice to women – www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
Men’s advice line – advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence/abuse – www.mensadviceline.org.uk
CRUSE – support and advice after the death of someone close – www.cruse.org.uk
Winston’s Wish – offering support for bereaved children and their families – www.winstonswish.org.uk
NSPCC share aware – Keeping your child safe on social media – www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware
NSPCC Let’s talk Pants – conversations to keep your child safe from abuse – www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) – PACE campaign website to support parents/cares & children affected by CSE - http://paceuk.info
Support line – a useful website for children young adults & adults on many issues including domestic violence, drug & alcohol, bullying, homelessness, mental health and many more – www.supportline.org.uk
Social housing – information relating to housing in Pendle including homelessness, housing benefits, help & advice for tenants – www.pendle.gov.uk
Children & family well-being service – provides services to help with parenting, families and other support – www.lancashire.gov.uk
If you do not have access to the internet or cannot seek help from home and would like to contact any of the above helplines please call in and see us and we can arrange a time to assist you in school.