Welcome to the Family Support page.
Anything in red can be clicked on to find out further information.
Our Family Support Advisor for the school is called Jayne Peer and she is based in the Acorn building. You can pop into the Acorn building to speak to her, or telephone 01793 525908.
Jayne can help with;
Signposting/referrals to other agencies
Adult Community Learning
Funding for items in the home
If you are unsure where to turn, please give Jayne a call!
Uniform - our Uniform Room is open every Friday morning in the Acorn Building from 9am - 9:30am. Come and have a look for some pre-loved uniform for your child - all items 50p.
Cost of Living
Moneysavingexpert Useful site to find out any financial help, grants and information.
Do you wear a uniform? Could you claim back your tax?
Warm home discount scheme Please click on energy suppliers and click on your supplier as different suppliers have different criteria.
Supporting families in Swindon affected by cancer - Dragonflies
Separating or getting divorced - Separating parents leaflet
Early Help Services
The Early Help Assessment (Record) and Plan is the common process for supporting children, young people and families with additional needs through early identification of problems, swift intervention and a planned, co-ordinated response. The aim is to consider the needs of the child or young person in three key areas:
- The development of the child/young person, including health and well being
- Family and community
The professional who identifies a child’s needs gains consent from the young person, parent or carer to complete an assessment, following which he or she coordinates an Early Help Assessment (Record) and Plan and, if appropriate, initiates a Team Around the Child and Family (TAC/F) meeting.
TAC (Team Around the Child) - A Lead Professional is the worker who supports you and your child/young person and helps sort things out. They will record your story on a form called an Early Help Record. You will need to tell them who is already involved with your child/young person. The Early Help Record may have shown that your child needs support from more than one worker so the Lead Professional who wrote the record with you and your child/young person will suggest a Team Around the Child (TAC) meeting. There may be regular meetings to review how things are going and see if further support needs to be put in place.
Worried about a child? - Contact Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Are you a single parent? The following sites may have useful information
Lift Psychology Service - Life can throw up all sorts of difficulties and even day-to-day life, both at home and at work, can be stressful. We offer many types of support for a variety of issues, ranging from general stress to low self-esteem and anxiety.
Swindon Mind This site has information on a whole range of mental health issues, and where to get support in Swindon.
Sane support This is a support forum online with lots of advice where to get help if you are struggling with a mental health issue including depression and self harm, and also has access to immediate emotional support.
Looking after your mental health How to look after your mental health
Making better choices today can have a big impact on your health. One You is here to help you get healthier and feel better with free tips, tools and support. Whether it's moving more, eating more healthily or checking yourself – One You can help you make small, practical changes that fit in with your life.
PHE and the NHS launch Every Mind Matters to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.
Courses for adults