Parents and Community

Family Link Adviser

My name is Jenny Hatcliffe and I am the school based Family Link Adviser. I am available to work with all parents who need extra information about school matters as well those requiring help accessing other agencies. I have access to an extensive range of information and can sign-post parents to a variety of services. I am happy to talk through any concern, no matter how small. I can be contacted through the school office, and I am always at the school gate in the morning.

Download the  Family Link Adviser Booklet – May 2016

Download the  Pastoral Care in school Information

My Role

  • Meet and greet children and parents every morning offering reassurance as necessary and communicate any issues to class teachers
  • Provide parent support and information
  • Support with children’s behaviour and attendance
  • Able to listen, offer support, stability, empathy and care, using counselling skills
  • Signpost to other agencies such as school nurse, parenting consultants and family learning
  • Develop parental engagement with children’s learning through workshops
  • Develop workshops such as reading and Healthy Eating
  • Support with transition to Secondary School
  • Pyramid 4 Parents courses
  • Coffee afternoons
  • Lifeskills after-school club for children

Contact Times available –

Every morning from 8.30am – 8.45 am

Every afternoon from 3.15pm

Friday afternoon from 2.30pm

Alternatively, please contact the school office to arrange a more convenient time.

What people say…

“It’s good to have someone to talk to and share my concerns”

“Following advice, I went on a parenting course which was really useful as I learnt some new ideas.”

“Thanks for all your help and support”

My Experience

  • BA(Hons) Education in Professional Practice
  • City and Guilds in Learning Support
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Parent Pathway Diploma
  • Team Leader Level 4
  • Parent Support Mentor Training
  • Counselling skills
  • Pyramid 4 Parents Training
  • Family Learning Training
  • Engagement with Parents Training
  • Teaching Assistant since 1999
  • Knowledge of behaviour management strategies
  • Well versed in aspects of Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL)
  • Parent of three grown up children and grandparent