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Family Support


My name is Mrs Duerden and I am the schools Family Support Worker. 


My role in school is to provide support, advice and information to the families within our school community.  I can help you with any worries that you may have in relation to your child's education, behaviour and wellbeing.  I am also here as someone to talk to if you need it!

I can meet with you at school or we can talk over the telephone at a time to suit yourself.  Advice and support is confidential although concerns relating to the safeguarding of children will always be dealt with in accordance with the school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.  I may not have all the answers, but hopefully I can help you to work out how to find them.


Support for pupils includes:

  • Promoting good attendance and punctuality
  • Promoting self-esteem and confidence
  • Promoting positive behaviour and positive attitudes to learning
  • Providing one-to-one emotional support


​Support for families includes:

  • providing information and signposting to other services in the local area
  • Liaising with a range of external services such as housing and Social Care
  • Assistance in completing paperwork and forms e.g. housing, special educational needs, school places and benefits
  • Attendance and support at school and other agency meetings
  • Advice and support in promoting positive behaviour at home
  • Guidance with career and personal development and access to training and workshops in school


How to get in touch:

I am normally based in school every morning from 8.30am and can be available in the afternoons by arrangement.

Please call the school office on 01332 772452 to make an appointment and I will be happy to see you as soon as I can.

I can also be contacted via email:


Online Safety 


E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way


Parents E Safety Presentation

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Parent Resources 


To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media we've suggested a few pages which are fantastic resources, They contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe.


Please see the link below 

Mindful Parents Workshop

This year we introduced the mindful parent’s workshop where we covered the following topics:


· Routine and sibling squabbles

· Emotions and calming down techniques

· Behaviour and Discipline

· Anxiety and confidence building

· E - Safety and social media

· Eating habits

· Cooking sessions


The workshop was very successful with parents continuing to support each other and use strategies they had learnt in the course.


We will be running this again in the new academic year