Pupil & Family Support
My role of Pupil & Family Support involves working together with children, their parents/carers and extended family members, as well as building links with the wider community. In order to safeguard our pupils, I work with Southern Brooks and Social Care and representatives from the Health Department. I am able to signpost families towards any specific help and support they may need beyond school. I have a responsibility for monitoring school attendance and I work closely with the school’s Education Welfare Officer, Amanda Roberts, to try and ensure that all Wheatfield pupils attend school regularly and punctually.
On a daily basis I operate a most informal “Meet and Greet” service at the crossroads of the main school corridor at the start of the school day. This visible presence enables me to answer any questions or queries, on the spot, if possible, or by telephone or e-mail later in the day. Parents/Carers are also able to make a specific appointment to see me either during or at the end of the school day.
At 3pm on a Friday afternoon, I run “Tea-at-Three!” Again, this is a relaxed, wholly informal drop in session, for parents/carers to come and have a chat and a cup of tea/coffee and biscuit (sometimes cake!) before collecting children from school. Siblings are always welcome to attend. The sessions cost 50p. Leaflets and information is available on the various support groups in the area and if you need specific information, I will always endeavour to source it for you.
I can be contacted as follows:
Tel no; 01454 868439 or via the school office on 01454 868610.
Mrs Kate Walsh
Wheatfield Primary School continues to build and develop strong links with the wider community. These include liaison with:
Access and Report Team (ART), a single point of access to children’s preventative, social care and specialist services. Developed by the council and partners, the service enables better outcomes for children, young people and families. The service provides integrated services covering, Child Protection, Inclusion, Drugs and Alcohol Services, Special Educational Needs, Educational Psychology, Family Support, Disability, Education Welfare and more.
More information at: AccessandResponse@southglos.gov.uk (01454) 866000
- Kidsklub: provides professional, external childcare for children aged 4 – 14. Ofsted registered.
Click here for more information
- The Wheat- Patch Club: External Breakfast, After School and Holiday Club provision.
More details from 07870 432930
Southern Brooks Community Partnership: is a charity which has been at the heart of the community since 1988, passionate about helping people to make a difference in their lives, their families and neighbourhoods. The charity supports the local voluntary and community sector across South Gloucestershire and run a range of social enterprises, including family support sessions, parenting courses and holiday play schemes. Click here to find out more information
Supportive Parents: The Parent Partnership Service for Bristol, providing information & support for families of children with Special Educational Needs. Click here for more information.