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Children and Family Support


                              Angela Paget                                                      Gill Gaskin

Angela Paget and Gill Gaskin are the schools Children and Family Support Workers.  Mrs Gaskin is in school Monday to Friday and Mrs Paget Wednesday to Friday, 9am – 4pm.

Our work encompasses many roles but it is essentially to build trusting relationships with parents/carers and children, based on mutual respect: to provide support, advice and information to families in our school community and to assist in finding solutions to issues or worries, especially in relation to children’s education, behaviour and well-being.  If you would like to speak with us or make an appointment please telephone the school Office on 0151 424 0123.

Our work is confidential although concerns relating to the safeguarding of children are always managed in accordance with the school’s policies and procedures.

Our work with families includes:

  • assisting families to navigate particular circumstances which incorporates providing information and signposting to, or bridging the gap with, other services, particularly in our local area

  • liaising with a range of external agencies, for example, Children’s Services, Domestic Abuse Services, Citizens Advice Bureau and Courts for core related proceedings

  • assistance in completing paperwork and forms

  • attendance and support at school and other agency meetings

  • advice in promoting positive behaviour at home

  • developing parenting skills and access to training and workshops in school

  • contribute to and distribute food from the local food bank

  • recycle school uniform in good condition

Our support for children is flexible and includes:

  • actively encouraging good attendance and punctuality

  • enabling children to express and cope with their feelings

  • giving time to listen and let children talk

  • promoting positive behaviour and positive attitudes to learning

  • helping with transitions

  • resolving any difficulties and providing one to one or small group support

Our work is vital at difficult times in a child’s life, for instance:

  • when a parent is hospitalised or in prison

  • when there is separation, divorce or bereavement

  • when the child is a young carer

We look forwards to working with you, your child and your family.