I am Charlotte; I joined Thorplands Primary School in November 2010 as the schools Family Support Worker and a Designated Senior Person for Child Protection & Safeguarding.
As Thorplands Family Support Worker I will work with children, their families, school staff and outside agencies to help develop potential and remove barriers to learning.
A barrier to learning is anything that prevents someone from being in a suitable emotional or physical state to engage in school life.
- Absence from school
- Behaviour difficulties (at home or school)
- Bullying (victim or perpetrator)
- Moving schools
- Family difficulties
- Lack of socialisation skills
- Friendship problems
- Transition (moving to a new year/school)
- Medical needs
- Special needs