Mrs Richardson and Mrs Coupland are the Family Liaison Workers at St Augustine's School.
Their role is to provide pastoral support to parents/carers and help with any issues that you may have in relation to supporting your children, both at home and in school. They work to encourage parental involvement within school, signpost to agencies (where appropriate) and support children in school. Should you have a personal concern or school related issue, then they are here as a listening ear. They have access to a number of agencies who may be able to provide support to you and your family. Any query, large or small, that you may require assistance with, they are here to help.
They liaise with all school staff, always in the best interests of the children and their families. They work impartially and confidentially and can provide a ‘listening ear’ if you ever need advice or support.
They can be contacted through school's Dojo message system.
ELSA and Parent Group on Facebook - A group for parents to join asking questions of how to gain support for anxiety and mental health issues along with resources.
Keeping children safe online and peer on peer abuse
We take our responsibility to keep children safe online and protect them from peer on peer abuse very seriously. We have provided a list of sites below which can offer support and please remember you can contact your class teacher through the Dojo app if you have any concerns.
www.vodafone.com –has a parents section on their website and produces an excellent Digital Parenting magazine.
www.parentinfo.org - ParentInfo is a collaboration between the National Crime Agency CEOP Command and The Parent Zone. It is a regularly updated and free feed of information, advice and sources of support that schools can deliver to parents and carers - a pipeline of information they can integrate seamlessly into their own websites and use in other formats.
www.nspcc.org.uk – The NSPCC has joined forces with O2 to offer support to parents including some really useful information about the sites young people use www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware - This is a campaign by the NSPCC for parents with children between 8-12. It has some interesting videos to watch and ways to encourage children to be careful about what they share online.
Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to staysafe online)
Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep theirchildren safe online)
Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their childrensafe online)
LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safeonline)
Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)