Parents and Community

CONTACT: Wendy Miles – Parental Support Adviser

Email Wendy Miles: admin@kingsforestschool.co.uk

Our Parental Support Advisor is Wendy Miles. She is available to listen to any concerns or issues that may impact on your child’s learning or happiness in school. Her role is to provide help and support in any way that she can including sign-posting to outside services or having time to listen to your concerns.

Some examples of areas in which she can offer support are:

  • Behaviour Issues
  • Lunchtime Concerns
  • Family Circumstances affecting your child eg bereavement, parental separation etc
  • Concerns about playtimes/friendships
  • Medical/Health Concerns
  • Homework Concerns
  • Transition to Secondary School
  • Provide information about school procedures and policies

She works closely with other members of staff, particularly the school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) . We liaise with outside agencies such as School Nurse, CAMHS, Educational Psychologists and Parenting Support agencies. Wendy can be contacted on the playground or through the school office so please speak to her if you think she can be of help.

Useful Links

Behaviour

https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net (NSPCC Encouraging Better Behaviour)

www.nspcc.org.uk/services  (Listening to Children)

www.familylives.org.uk/advice/primary/behaviour/positive-discipline/    (Family Lives – Discipline)

www.moodcafe.co.uk/media/19831/keepingyourcool_wdf48060.pdf  

 

Domestic Abuse

www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/home-families/family..

www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/

http://nextlinkhousing.co.uk/

 

 Divorce and Separation

www.gingerbread.org.uk

www.familylives.org.uk/advice/

www.cafcass.gov.uk/

 

Health and Well-being

www.otrbristol.org.uk    (Off the record – mental health for 11-25 year olds)

iapt-sglos.awp.nhs.uk/   (Talking Therapies for adults)

sites.southglos.gov.uk/mind-you/     (Mental Health and wellbeing for young people)

www.mind.org.uk/  (Mental Health Charity)

youngminds.org.uk  (Child and Adolescent Mental Health)

www.southglos.gov.uk/mental-wellbeing/anxiety-toolkit/       (South Gloucestershire  anxiety toolkit)

www.nhs.uk/LiveWell/sleep/Pages/sleep-home.aspx     (Sleeping)

www.eric.org.uk/      (Children’s bowel and bladder charity)

www.macmillan.org.uk           (Support for dealing with cancer)

www.nhs.uk/change4life    (fun ideas to help children to eat well and keep healthy)

 

Bereavement

www.cruse.org.uk/     (Bereavement care and advice)

www.winstonswish.org/    (Help for grieving children)

rainbowcentre.org.uk/      (Help for children and their families suffering from the effects of a life threatening illness or death)

 

Additional Support

www.carerssupport.org.uk   (Help for carers of any age)

www.supportiveparents.org.uk  (Support with SEND for parents, children and young people)

www.resoundbristol.co.uk  (Foodbank, parent Buddies, parental Support)

www.bournefamilyproject.org  (Foodbank, parenting advice, play therapies)

kingsmeadowflat.org.uk/  (Local support services for parents and play schemes)

www.southglos.gov.uk/advice-and-benefits