Family Support Worker 2020-05-05T12:42:51+00:00

Family Support Workers

Welcome to our Family Support page of the website. Our two family support workers are Ms. Jo Atkinson and Mrs. Michelle Carman.



Ms. Jo Atkinson



Mrs. Michelle Carman

Our roles in school are to provide support, advice and information to the families within our school community. We can help you with any worries that you may have in relation to your child’s education, behaviour and wellbeing. We are also here as someone to talk to if you need it!

We can meet with you in school at a time to suit yourselves in our newly developed Family Support Hub. Advice and support is confidential although concerns relating to the safeguarding of children will always be dealt with in accordance with the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. We may not have all the answers, but hopefully we can help you to work out how to find them!

Support for pupils includes:
• promoting good attendance and punctuality
• promoting self-esteem and confidence
• promoting positive behaviour and positive attitudes to learning
• providing one-to-one support

Support for families includes:
• providing information and signposting to other services in the local area
• liasing with a range of external services such as housing and Social Care
• assistance in completing paperwork and forms e.g. housing, special educational needs, school places and benefits
• attendance and support at school and other agency meetings
• advice and support in promoting positive behaviour at home
• guidance with career and personal development and access to training and workshops in school

1, 2, 3 Magic Parenting course
1-2-3 Magic is a behavioural management program for parents and other carers of young children, including teachers. 1-2-3 Magic is easy to learn and it works. Parents can learn the programme in one day and start the next. The basic logic and simplicity of the method means that it is easy to remember for both parents and kids-especially under conditions of emotional stress.

1-2-3 Magic is a parent-in-charge program that eliminates arguing, yelling or smacking. Emotional turmoil and excessive talk do not make for good discipline. In fact, you might say 1-2-3 Magic is the only discipline program we know based on the fact that parents talk too much.

We are pleased to deliver this course to our school community and beyond at regular times throughout the year. For more information, please check out the website https://www.123magic.com/

Cheshire Without Abuse
Cheshire Without Abuse offers a wide range of advice, support and information for anyone who is currently or has previously experienced domestic abuse as an adult or child. Domestic abuse is physical, sexual, psychological, emotional or financial abuse that takes place within an intimate or family-type relationship and that forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour.

This can include forced marriage, so-called ‘honour’ crimes and female genital mutilation. Domestic abuse may include a range of behaviours, not all of which are in themselves inherently ‘violent’. For more information, please check out the website https://www.mycwa.org.uk/

How to get in touch:
We are normally based in school every morning from 7.30am and can be available by arrangement.

Please call the school office on 01270 685090 to make an appointment or pop in and we will be happy to see you as soon as we can.

We can also be contacted via email:
Jo.atkinson@hungerfordacademy.org
Michelle.carman@hungerfordacademy.org