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Gifford Primary

Parent Support Advisor

 

 

 

Hello Parents and Carers to the children of Gifford Primary School,

My name is Miss Bajwa, and I am the newly appointed Parent Support Advisor for the School.

My role is to support both children and parents to achieve the five outcomes of the Every Child Matters agenda - the main aims of this being for every child, whatever their background or circumstances, to have the support they need to:

 

  • stay safe
  • be healthy
  • enjoy and achieve
  • make a positive contribution
  • achieve economic well-being

 
I run an open door policy, which means parents can drop in to school to see me, catch me in and around school in a morning or at pick up, or contact our main school office to organise a meeting with me.  I can help with a range of matters and all of this advice is offered in a friendly and supportive way.

Some of things I can help with are:

  • Provide access to information, letting parents know what is available in the local area
  • Support parents and families in all issues relating to school life
  • Work to help improve school attendance
  • Work with you to support any behaviour issues in, or outside of, school
  • Help with any concerns that are affecting your child’s learning in school.
  • Direct you to help and advice for a range of issues, e.g. housing, local children’s clubs, play schemes etc.
  • Supporting parents through ‘transitions’ – from pre-school / home into reception and from primary into secondary school
  • Help and advice for parents of children with Additional needs and Special Educational needs.
  • Support and advice for Young Carers and their families.