Hello everyone, I’m Mrs Watson, Red Hall Primary School’s Family Support Worker.
Here to Help!
At Red Hall we understand that many children and families experience difficult times which can make a happy, successful school and home life a struggle. If you have worries or concerns about your child, you can always talk to their class teacher or the Head teacher as they know your child and can work with you to address any issues. However, for whatever reason, you might not feel able to or there may be other problems which parents/carers need some help with.
One of my roles is to work closely with children and families who may be experiencing difficulties, this could be as simple as a misunderstanding with friends or it could be a more complex issue such as bereavement or a change in family circumstance. It may be that the support is needed for a short while or it could be a longer process.
At Red Hall the emotional welfare of our pupils is of the greatest importance and having a dedicated Family Support Worker enables these issues to be given the time and care needed to be sensitively and compassionately worked through together.
We seek to break down the barriers to learning and help you to deal with challenges in a positive way so that all children can be successful and make good progress.
Working with and supporting families in different ways…
- I listen and appreciate parents/carers issues and offer suggestions and vice for individuals and families on behaviour management, boundaries, routines, school attendance, e-safety and healthy eating to name a few.
- I can refer and signpost to other services available within Darlington.
- I work with families who are going through difficult times including relationship breakdown, bereavement, mental well-being and financial hardship.
- In consultation with parents/carers I can support children on a 1:1 basis, listening and working with them in different ways, e.g. anger management and control, development of pupil self-esteem and confidence, friendship issues, bullying and social networking, family issues: bereavement, new baby in the family, parent’s separation/divorce.
Make an appointment to see me today!
Would you like a friendly chat? Do you know where to go for any advice/support?