Family Support Team

Family Workers

Ayesha Kausar

Ayesha Kausar – Family Worker

Dawn Hubbard

Dawn Hubbard – Family Worker

As one of two designated Child Protection officers I am responsible for working closely with external agencies and professionals in relation to families who require additional support. I work with a variety of families and am always available to offer emotional and financial advice and support.

I also work closely with the Education Welfare Officer and carry out Home visits in order to monitor attendance.

These groups and activities include:

“As a family worker, I give emotional and a practical advice and support to families that are having long and short-term difficulties. By supporting families and facilitating groups I endeavour to help parents and carers support their child’s learning and ultimately enjoying spending time with their children!

Learning Mentors

Elizabeth - Learning Mentor

Elizabeth – Learning Mentor

Emma - Learning Mentor

Emma – Learning Mentor

As Learning Mentors we work either with individual children or small groups to help children to achieve their full potential and overcome particular barriers to learning. A Learning Mentor is a professional friend who can bridge the gap between home and school, providing support and practical advice on various issues that may be affecting a pupils learning.

We work alongside all school staff to support children with:

  • Punctuality and attendance
  • Changes in behavior causing detriment to learning
  • Problems with developing and maintaining friendships
  • Disrupted home life and family problems
  • Low self-esteem and confidence
  • Children having difficulty with work and feeling they are falling behind
  • Children new to the school who need help settling in
  • Bereavement

Learning Mentors also run groups and clubs such as:

  • School Council
  • Reading Buddies
  • Playground Friends
  • Lunchtime and after school clubs
  • Competitions, events and charity activities
  • Rewards for good behavior and class attendance
  • Pre Nursery Sessions