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Child & Family Well-being Lead

Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn term. 

 

Please see below for a copy of the letter and survey we have recently sent out.  This survey will help us identify the needs of families in the school.  I encourage you all to complete it so that we can design activities and workshops to suit you, and hopefully we can find even more ways for everyone to feel part of this great school community. I look forward to seeing familiar faces and new ones in the playground and at school events.  Please feel free to share your ideas and suggestions with me when you see me.


My name is Ali Keen and I am the Child and Family Wellbeing Lead.  I am employed by the school to help families and children with any issues that may arise that make it difficult for children to attend school or prevents them from enjoying their time at school and making the most of their education.

 

I am available for support if there are any issues that are impacting either children or families.  I can help with practical issues such as applying for free school meals or offering ideas to help with parenting. I also run regular coffee mornings and workshops.

 

I run lunch-time drop-ins for KS2 children and am available should any child want support with any non-curricular difficulties.  I also work with individual children or groups of children within the school to support them with social, emotional or behavioural issues.

 

Please check below for a list of forthcoming workshops, links to some useful information for parents/carers, and a variety of support organisations within the borough. 

 

At the bottom of the page you can also find links to information about how to help children manage any worries about recent incidents in the news.

 

Please feel free to contact me with any queries, problems or ideas.  If I am not able to help you, I will endeavour to give you information about someone who can.

Contact me

Parent/Carer Survey letter

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

We have run some very successful workshops for parents and carers throughout the last 3 years on a variety of topics including; helping your child with reading and writing, household rules and routines, happy and confident adults and winter cooking.

 

We would like to make sure that all parents/carers feel included in the school community and feel that they can easily be involved in school life. We would like many more parents to be involved in workshops and events and so would like to make sure that any workshops we provide in the future would be useful to you.

 

We are also aware that there are a lot of talented people out there, so it would be wonderful if any parent/carer would like to offer to share their skills in a workshop for students or other parents/carers.

 

Please complete the attached questionnaire to let us know how you would like to be more involved in the school, what you would like to learn more about, or if you have any skills that you would like to share. There are also two questions that ask about other aspects of school life. Please return it to the school office/your child’s class teacher as soon as possible, and by 8th December at the latest.

 

Two house points will be given to any student whose parent/carer completes the survey.

 

If you prefer you can complete the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/K2YXLM3

 

I look forward to hearing from you all. Thank you.

 

Ali Keen

Child and Family Wellbeing Lead

 

Telephone: 020 8546 7178 ext. 206

alison.keen@stjosephs.rbksch.org

(Workdays: Monday-Wednesday)

 

The Survey

(This is for translation purposes only, please complete the survey online or on paper)

PARENT/CARER INFORMATION (Please write as clearly as possible)

YOUR NAME:

TELEPHONE NUMBER:

E mail address:

NAME(S) AND YEAR(S) OF CHILDREN:

Do you have regular access to the internet at home (please tick)     Yes      No

1.Please indicate what courses you would be interested in attending at school

(Please tick as many boxes as you like.)

 

 

Healthy Eating

 

Going back to studying/finding a job

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting your child’s learning            

 

Mental or physical health issues

 

 

 

 

 

Understanding/using computers

 

Feeling happy and confident

 

 

 

 

 

Reading and writing for adults

 

Finding out what happens in school

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking

 

Money, benefits & other financial advice

 

 

 

 

 

Parenting support/advice

 

Understanding children’s behaviour and emotions

 

 

 

 

 

Training and volunteering

 

English (as an Additional language)

 

2. Please use the space below to give more details about any item you have ticked or to suggest any other ideas for courses/ workshops/activities. Please also use this space to describe any workshop that you would like to run for other parents/carers or with children in the school.

 

3. When would you prefer to attend or run these courses/activities/workshops?

 

Monday  Tuesday   Wednesday  Thursday  Friday

 

9am – 12pm 1pm – 3pm 3pm – 5pm other (please state) ___________

 

4. Would you need childcare for a child under 5? Yes No

 

5. Are you in paid employment at present? (please tick)

 

You                                            Full-time    part-time     shifts      not at present

Your partner (if you have one)   Full-time    part-time     shifts      not at present

 

6.What one thing would improve your child(ren)’s wellbeing/ happiness at the school?

 

7.What one thing would make you feel more involved in school life?

 

8.Reading is a focus for St Joseph’s this year. Please tick any of the following workshops that you would be interested in.

 

 Phonics

 Reading with your child and how to support their reading

 Reading Comprehension (KS2- years 3 to 6)

 

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

 

 
   

 

 

Please see below for any upcoming workshops and coffee mornings. Attending these is a really good way of meeting other parents and getting to know more about the support available. All these events for parents/carers will be held in the after-school club room which can be found in the Key Stage 1 playground, unless otherwise stated.  All parents and carers are welcome.

If no workshops are advertised at the moment, please check back soon.

If you have ideas for future workshops, please contact me through the contact form above.

Please see below all the letters sent out during our 'Healthy mind, healthy body' focus in the Summer 2017 term.  They contain information and ideas on what you can do to promote healthier and happier families.
Please see below for resources from our healthy mind, healthy body focus.

British Nutrition Foundation's Healthy Eating Guide

Please click on the links below to find out more information regarding each subject/organisation.
  • Extra financial support available for eligible parents/carers of KS1 or KS2 children:
  • Parents, Teachers and Friends Association-Organises events and raises funds for the school; all parents/carers are members:
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