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I am Mrs Hodgson -  the Home/School Support Worker at Bilton C of E Junior School.

 

At BJS we are very aware that in order to support children in achieving the best possible outcomes, we must look at the ‘bigger picture’.  

 

We now live in a time where pressures on children and their families are mounting and sometimes that can impact on the way children behave, learn and feel.  We also know that at times parents need support to.

 

We are invested in your child’s learning and pay particular attention to their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) in-put.  My role supports this through me working with children and families to identify any barriers to wellbeing and learning.   We then work together to look at the best ways to tackle concerns.  Positive changes can be achieved through support delivered directly in school (for example through 1:1 with the child, delivering the Triple P parenting program with families or holding  Early Help support meetings (previously known as CAFs).  This is not an exhaustive list!)  There may also be times where we need to look at services delivered by external services but I can work with you to access those.

 

If there is an issue that may, in some way, impact on your

child’s happiness or ability to either attend school or

settle and concentrate once they are with us, please

let me know.  For some, this may be connected to

development or health issues, for others it

may be due to a house move, relationship breakdown or loss within the family. The list is endless, but rest assured, I am more than happy to work with you to find the best way to support you and your child.

 

 

We work closely with the Young Carers organisation and are proud to be the first primary school in Warwickshire to achieve their Gold School’s Award!

Young Carers do an amazing job supporting young people who are in a caring role.  The project describe a Young Carer as 'a young person who lives with someone who has an illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse problem'.    

If you think this project could help a young person in your life, have a look at the link and if you have any questions or would like a referral making, either contact me in school or contact the project direct www.warwickshireyoungcarers.org.uk

 

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Helpful websites:

 

For details of Triple P courses run outside of BJS: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/parentingprogrammes

 

For details about claiming Free School Meals:

https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

 

For access to adult mental health support: (including ‘Wellbeing for Warwickshire’ & MIND)

http://warwickshire.gov.uk/mentalhealth

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‘The school’s family support worker also plays a significant role in supporting the welfare of pupils and families.’ OFSTED February 2018