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Parent and Family Support

In order to support your children as best we can, we are committed to working with you and your family. We work closely with many different organisations, so if we don’t have the expertise ourselves we usually know where to find it and can signpost you to appropriate support.

If we think your child may need extra support we will discuss this with you. If you think you or your child needs help or advice of any kind, please let us know. We have a team of people who work with us at school to support our families and children. Some are at school every day, but some only occasionally. There are many parenting courses run across Islington and we can provide you with information of these. Leaflets advertising these and other useful information for families can be found in the main Reception area and in the Children’s Centre (for under 5’s). Sometimes we invite other professionals and organizations to run coffee mornings on particular topics or to introduce their services to parents.

We run frequent parent workshops in school on a range of topics that will help you to learn more about how your children learn and how you can help them at home. We also give information to children and parents on how to keep healthy and safe including e safety, Female Genital Mutilation, Domestic Violence, Gang membership, healthy eating and good dental health.  Workshops are advertised in the school newsletter, on the school website and through the school’s text messaging service.

Role What they do Name 
Assistant Head - Inclusion Leader and SENCO Organises the inclusion team and can work with individual children, families and groups who need pastoral care Richard Morse
Assistant Head - 0-5s Organises and manages the 0-5 provision and curriculum in the Children's Centre and School.  Rebecca Brown
Attendance Officer Monitors children’s attendance and punctuality and supports families with attendance issues Dom Ebassi
Pastoral Manager and DSL Is the designated safeguarding leader and helps keep children and families safe. Monitors children’s attendance and punctuality and supports families with attendance issues. Helps children who need additional support with emotional, social or behavioural needs in school and works with small groups and individual children. Dom Ebassi
 Family Support Team Bright Start (Under 5’s)/ Bright Futures (5-18)

·         Helps families with ideas to support their child’s learning and behaviour,  provides emotional support to help think about solutions to problems, helps think about relationships within the family and

·         signposts familiesto get help with housing, financial problems, childcare

 Shah Ahmed (Bright Start)

Anna Fleming (Bright Futures)

Child Psychologist (under 5’s) CAMHS Advice on parenting and children’s emotional and social development. Works through the Children’s Centre. Nicola Jacyna
Clinical Psychologist/Family Therapy CAMHS Helps children with emotional/behavioural difficulties Sara Guidi
Bright Start Early Childhood Coordinator Co-ordinates Bright Start Services in South Islington

Ruth Cookson

Behaviour support outreach New River College Supports children with behaviour difficulties/staff with behaviour management  Tim Webb
The Bridge Outreach Team Supports children with Autism and provides advice for staff and parents Sarah Tyce
Samuel Rhodes School Outreach Team Supports children with moderate learning difficulties or specific literacy difficulties including dyslexia and provides advice for staff/ parents Jane Palmer
Family Health Advisor (Under 5’s)

Provides Integrated Health and Education Reviews for 2 year olds


Advice on health issues and developmental issues for under 5’s

Kathy Defendi

Karen Gasson

School Health Advisor Helps with health issues  
Educational Psychologist Helps children and with additional needs and consults with families and staff Catherine Chamorro
Children’s Centre Link Speech and Language Therapist Helps children with Speech and Language needs and advices staff Not in post
Speech and Language Therapist (Reception – Y6) Helps children with Speech and Language needs and advices staff

Rec -Y6




Centre 404 Voluntary Organisation that offers support and guidance to families of children with Special Educational Needs