Home School Liaison Manager
Hello, my name is Kim Parry and I am your Home School Liaison Manager here at Vigo Primary School.
Family life can be challenging from time to time, and we recognise the affect this can have on our children as well as our parents. It’s my role in school to provide support, advice and information to families to make sure that all our children are successful, happy and secure both at home and in school.
Typical issues parents/carers ask me for advice around are:
- Mental Wellbeing
- Accessing and signposting to local services
- Sibling rivalry
- Lack of family/friendship networks when new to an area
- School transition
- Confidence building
- School holiday activities
I may not have all the answers but by working closely with other organisations such as
- Family Support Service
- School Nursing Team
- Young Carers
- Community Pantry
- Spotlight UK
I will certainly help you find out who can.
Support is flexible, there is no time limit and there are a number of ways support can be delivered such as:
- One to one meeting’s in school or at home
- Offering practical strategies to improve behaviour and relationships
- Referring and signposting to local services
- Access to parenting courses
- Catch up by text, email or phone
How to get in touch.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me – that’s what I’m here for!
I’m usually around school from 8am every morning if you want to catch me for a quick chat or you can leave a message with the front office. Alternatively, feel free to email or phone me directly and we can arrange an appointment in school or at your home.
Phone: 01264 365166
Back to Basics
“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows not the flower.” – Alexander Den Heijer.
Emotional Health & Wellbeing
We all know that looking after our own and our family’s physical health is important. We are able to do this by making positive choices about the food we eat and the exercise we do, but we also need to be aware that our emotional and mental wellbeing need looking after too.
Emotional health and wellbeing is about how you’re feeling and how well you are able to deal with every day activities.
Many, think about wellbeing in terms of what you have; your income, car, house or job, but evidence shows that what we do and the way we think have the biggest impact on wellbeing.
Emotional wellness gives us the ability to handle life’s stresses and difficult times.
There are some simple steps that you can take in order to improve how you feel each day. They don’t take up much time and they don’t have to cost anything either.
They’re known as the 5 ways of Wellbeing and they are:
- Be Active
- Keep Learning
- Take Notice
These are evidence-based public mental health messages aimed at improving mental health and wellbeing. These 5 ways are being promoted by the NHS and Mind and as a school we promote these 5 ways of Wellbeing throughout. You will start to notice that when we have any information to give around school or on our website there will also be a coloured petal relating to one or more of the 5 ways to wellbeing which it will relate too.
If you would like to find out more about what you could do with your family to promote the 5 Ways to Wellbeing or for support which is on offer that fit into one or more of the 5 ways then click on the documents below: