Home School Liaison – Jess Reid
My role is to work closely with all of our families and provide friendly, approachable and confidential support in all areas of family life. We value the essential role parents and carers play in their children’s education and understand that at one time or another, some families may need a little extra help.
Working closely with parents and carers is key to the development of pupils whilst they are at Beormund Primary School. I am here to listen and offer suggestions and advice on a variety of areas, such as behaviour management, secondary transition, filling out forms, providing support and attending any meetings or appointments. I can also signpost you to other specialist services in your local area. You can find me at the front of school and I’m here, if you just want a general chat or have any concerns or worries about your child or yourself.
Supporting the individual needs of pupils sometimes involves working with external agencies. In these situations, we ensure that a confidential, professional, non-judgemental and sensitive service is provided.
All parents are welcome to join our monthly Coffee Morning. There will be a different focus or activity each month with special guests from local services. These can include ways to help support your child’s learning at school, parenting advice, transition support and information about a wide range of things from mental health services to online safety and much more!
Most importantly, Coffee Morning is great way to get to know other parents, share experiences, learn new skills and relax. We provide free tea, coffee and sweat treats for all parents who attend and parents can bring their toddlers and babies. There is lots of time to ask questions and find out what is happening in school. Parents, carers and family members are ALL welcome.
So, why not spare a little time and come along to our Coffee Mornings – you can make a real difference in your child’s life. We’d love you to get involved and know that it is empowering to meet other families you may have experienced something similar with their children’s behaviours, mainstream school or CAMHs for example. .
The dates of the Coffee Mornings will be posted in our regular school newsletters, the school website and on our parent notice board at the front of school.
We know many of our parents are very creative and we have lots of opportunities at Beormund to let those talents shine. We run regular up cycling projects and arts and craft workshops where you can show of your skills or learn some new ones. We are always looking for new ideas on how to improve our school environment and welcome all of your suggestions.
As part of our admissions process and in line with our personalised approach, we visit families in their own home. Home visits aim to ease the transition for your children between their previous educational setting and us here at Beormund. They also allow us to gain a holistic view of the child’s needs and how we as a school can best support them, and who better to help us than the people that know them best.
It is also an opportunity to introduce the family to key members of staff at our school. In doing so we can begin to promote a positive and supportive partnership between home and school. This can have significant positive effects in how your child values themselves and those around them.
Southwark Council has an on-line directory for you to look up hundreds of local and national services for children, young people and families.
From council to private, from voluntary to charity organisations, the list is endless:
Whatever you need, Southwark aim to have all the information at the touch of a button. And if they haven’t, then log on and let them know. Log in now at: http://cypdirectory.southwark.gov.uk/
Family Support Websites
Southwark’s Local Offer shows what’s available in the borough for children, young people and adults (aged 0-25) who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country.
Support and advice for families in crisis
Free 24 hour crisis helpline.
CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. CAMHS are the NHS services that assesses and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people.
Expert advice, practical support and campaign for single parents
Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales.
Plain navy blue t-shirt.
Plain navy blue shorts or tracksuit bottoms.
Black trainers (no visible logo/plain black) or plimsolls.
PE days are Tuesday and Thursdays at Beormund.
Children may wear one pair of plain studs in their ears – hoop earrings are not allowed and are considered a risk.
Watches can be worn as we encourage telling the time however, smart watches are not permitted.