Family Support Assistant

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Working together to support children, young people and their families.

Here at Bentham CP School we are constantly reviewing and assessing everything that we do. We have recently decided to develop and change the Home School Link Worker role and we are now in the process of establishing the Family Support Assistant position in our school instead which will be known as FSA for short. 

This role is here to support you with any worries or concerns you may have about your children or home circumstances while your children are at this school.

Being a parent can be the most rewarding job in the world, but at times it can also be the hardest. Sometimes we just need some support.

During term-time our FSA will work in partnership with parents/carers, school and other agencies to support families, aiming to reduce barriers to learning and prevent future difficulties.

Before this person works with your child they will ask for your consent. We may seek you permission to share information with staff at the school or with other agencies.

Our aim is to support families and encourage all children to enjoy school and feel happy and secure. Look out for more up to date information in September when hopefully we'll be able to put a name and a face to this role for you. 

Who can we help?

¨ children who are experiencing difficult times or are withdrawn or anxious

¨ to support families who are reacting to change, such as parental separation or bereavement

¨ to encourage all children to enjoy school and feel happy and secure

¨ support parents to develop and maintain a positive relationship with the school

¨ work with children on a 1:1 or small group basis

¨ talk with, support and encourage children in school

¨ give the child with difficulties an opportunity to talk about concerns in a confidential and non-judgemental environment

¨ guide you towards other sources of help, advice and support

By quickly and effectively building strong relationships, the Family Support Worker can help solve problems before they become bigger issues.

You can contact us by phoning school, sending an email or popping in to see us:

Telephone: 015242 61412