Family Support

Family Support coordinator

Ann Yates is our Family Support Coordinator. Her role is to offer support, advice, guidance and a listening ear to parents / carers of children and young people in the school and to also develop good parent partnership by supporting activities that encourage parents into the school.

A focus will be on supporting families who have a child who is about to start school at Frederick Holmes as well as those with young people who are moving onto post 16/ 19 provision. Ann is able to liaise with outside agencies, can help with referring on to services and support links with other providers to support transitions.

If you are facing difficulties with any aspect of managing your child’s needs or need information about services and support available, please get in touch with Ann.

Further information:

ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)

Ann has undertaken training to be an ELSA and will be able to provide help and support to children and young people identified as having emotional wellbeing needs.

An ELSA’s role is to help a child feel happy in school and at home, so that they are able to reach their potential in their learning and development. Sessions are planned to support pupils to develop new skills and coping strategies that allow them to manage social and emotional demands more effectively.

Sessions aim to be fun – a range of activities may be used such as: games, role-play with puppets or therapeutic activities.

The school recognises the importance of working in partnership with families and other professionals involved in supporting individuals. Ann will always work closely with parents and classroom staff when planning support.

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