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Family Support Worker

My name is Sophy Bland and I am the Family Support Worker for Western Primary School.

At Western we believe that families, parents and carers of our pupils should feel as included and supported by the school as their children are.My role in school is to provide support, advice and information to families and to listen to any concerns you may have about your child's education, behaviour or wellbeing.

All support is confidential and impartial and my role is not to preach but to work with you to get the right support that benefits you all as a family.

Help and support may include:

  • Helping to improve the home/school link,
  • Strategies for parents/carers to improve behaviour in the home,
  • Support for those families undergoing changes such as family breakdown,
  • Signposting and help to access services from external agencies and community services,
  • Organising family support workshops that cover topics including building respect and resilience in your child, communication, discipline and managing behaviour,
  • Helping to fill in benefit application forms,
  • Helping to manage school attendance and offering support for those families with absence and lateness issues,
  • Support to access benefit/housing/SEN or EHCP,
  • 1:1 advice and support,
  • A listening ear.

I am in the playgrounds most mornings or available for more confidential meetings. Please contact me at school on 01423 502 737 or by email at blands@western.n-yorks.sch.uk


Mrs Bland

Family Support Worker


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Western Primary School, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0NA

Tel: 01423 502737Email: admin@western.n-yorks.sch.uk

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