The main purpose of my role is to support our families/children and liaise directly with external services and professionals. I work closely with our children around any difficulties they may be experiencing and signpost or refer our children and families where specific areas of support are needed. I also contribute to promoting attendance where some of our pupils may find it challenging to access school and work closely with support around this. I work very closely with our headteacher/deputy headteacher, Mel Rodgers and Paul Southerington around ensuring all of our children and families are safe, as well as contributing to the whole staff team ethos where we lead by example and promote positive choices by being role models to our pupils in the school environment. It is important for me that our children feel safe, listened to and respected at all times, which results in positive and trusting relationships being built.
I also oversee referrals and contacts with the following services who support our staff, pupils and families.