We are committed to the wellbeing of our families and recognise that many children, at some point in their school lives, will have to cope with certain issues which may affect their ability to achieve in school. Changes such as moving school or house, the arrival of a new baby in the family, separation, divorce or bereavement, can have an impact on how a child behaves, how they feel or how they cope with day-to-day situations. It is here that a Family Support Worker can offer help and support, a listening ear or by directing you to other agencies should you need their support.
Parents are welcome to arrange a meeting with Cathrin Przywara, Family Support Worker for the Impington Cluster via the school office, or to contact her by phone on 07921 258532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any concerns.
Cathrin will be in school every Thursday 1pm-4pm, for drop-in visits.
We run a parent/carer support coffee morning every Tuesday from 9am in the school library.
The coffee mornings are a place for parents and carers who may be experiencing challenges with their child, at home or in school, to talk with others experiencing similar issues and to form new friendships. We have plenty of strong coffee, tea and of course biscuits!
Useful Links & Organisations
Families Information Service at Cambridgeshire County Council:
Pinpoint: an independent information, support and involvement network for parents in Cambridgeshire, run by parents for parents. Visit http://www.pinpoint-cambs.org.uk or phone Pinpoint on 01480 499043 / text on 07973 248528.
Meetings for the Cambridge area: http://www.pinpoint-cambs.org.uk/events/pinpoint-network-meeting-cambridge-2. Dates for meetings are displayed on the Family Support noticeboard in the school entrance and are highly recommended.
Pinpoint Holiday Activities: http://www.pinpoint-cambs.org.uk/holiday-events-and-activities
SENDIASS (formerly Parent Partnership Service or PPS) offers impartial information, advice and support to: parents / carers of children and young people with special educational needs and / or a disability, children and young people themselves (up to the age of 25). Contact Details: email@example.com or Peter Dawson on 01223 699 214
Cottenham Food Bank: cottenham@Elyfoodbank.org.uk
If you need help to access this service Cathrin Przywara can assist.