Angie Pierce is our Family Liaison Officer at the School as well as the School Secretary and her role is to provide support and help and act as a link between families and
school. You can contact her, in the strictest confidence, about any concerns
you may have. If they cannot be resolved within school, she may have the contact details for people who may be able to help.
Please feel free to call in and have a cup of coffee and a chat with her at any time.
"THE INCREDIBLE YEARS"
Parenting Support (including Family Learning):
· Every Parent Matters
This document sets out what the government is doing to promote the development of services for parents and their involvement in shaping services for themselves. There is an associated document aimed at parents ‘Every Parent Matters – helping you to help your child’ DCSF publication PPMRP/22949
Link to TDA website – gives useful advice about access and signposting and links to other websites
· Involving Parents: Raising achievement
This DCSF publication gives practical advice for developing home-school links and a related policy
· http://www.connexions-direct.com/parentcarer/Parents and Carers magazine
· Parenting Support
This document, published by DCSF in 2006 gives more information about Parenting Support and lists some useful sources of further information with regard to; engaging with fathers, organisations with expertise in supporting parents, information for parents, supporting behaviour and attendance
· http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/everychildmatters/about - This document, published by DCSF in 2006 gives more information about Parenting Support and lists some useful sources of further information with regard to; engaging with fathers, organisations with expertise in supporting parents, information for parents, supporting behaviour and attendance.
Parents website – information for parents with external links to useful websites
Family SEAL – this is designed to make explicit links between the support parents and carers provide the children when they are developing the social, emotional and behavioural skills and school based work. It is part of the attendance and behavioural pilot in primary schools
Bullying – don’t suffer in Silence website provides guidance and resources for teachers, parents and pupils
Young peoples gateway – DCSF website for young people providing links to other sites, advice and guidance
Documents to Support the Kent Children’s Trust Strategy for Supporting Parents
· Every Parent Matters
· The Difference a Dad Makes
· Engaging Fathers
· Parentline Plus – Facts and Figures on family life
· Parent Know How
· BMG Parents Strategy Research
· Fatherhood Institute
· Family and Parenting Institute
· Parenting UK
· Change Resources for parents with Learning or literacy difficulties
Other useful Websites:
http://www.gingerbread.org.uk/portal/page/portal/website - Single Parent helpline 0800 018 5026
http://thecoupleconnection.net – An interactive service where couples can find out how to manage their relationship more positively
http://www.dadtalk.co.uk/index.php - an online community where you can share ideas, find information and talk about the nitty-gritty issues of being a dad.
http://www.dads-space.com – no nonsense info and advice for dads, and a safe and secure environment for parents to keep in touch with separated children
http://www.gotateenager.org.uk – A social networking site, run by Parentline Plus (a free and confidential helpline run by professionally trained call takers, operating 24/7 – 0808 800 2222
http://www.onespace.org.uk – Interactive parenting resources, support and a lively online community for single parents from Single Parent Action Network
http://www.cafamily.org.uk/index.html - Provides advice, support and information to parents of all disabled chidren
http://www.relateforparents.org.uk – Aims to strengthen and maintain family relationships by providing counselling and support
http://begrand.net – A website providing information, advice and support for grandparents, as well as a community where they can find friends and share ideas and problems