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St John's

Catholic Primary School

At St John's we grow and learn in the footsteps of Jesus.

Parent Support Advisor

Why might you want to speak to our Parent Support Adviser?

My name is Mrs Abi Thorpe-Khan and I am the Parent Support Advisor for St John’s Catholic Primary School.
My role is to provide support to families, acting as a link between school and home,

offering non-judgemental advice and guidance.
I am in school on:
Monday 8:30am-11.30am, Wednesday 1-4pm and Friday 10am-1pm.
Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment. I look forward to meeting you.
Some of the issues I can help with include:
 Family support, which can include a wide range of issues, for example: relationship issues, divorce, bereavement etc.
 Signposting and referring to local agencies and services
 Exploring challenges you and your child/children might be facing both at home and school
 Social, emotional and behavioural issues
 Help with looking for and getting into employment
 Financial and housing problems
 Ensuring you have access to the benefits and support you are entitled to.

Useful contacts
Children’s Centre 0800 970 4669
NHS 111 for non-urgent health enquiries
Citizens Advice bureau 0800 144 8848
Family Lives Advice and Support for free parenting and family support
Triple P – Positive Parenting Programme
Young Minds 0808 802 5544 free mental health advice and helpline
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/ 0300 456 0100
Wiltshire Parent Carer Council 01225 764647
Splitz 01225 775276
Gingerbread – free support and advice for separated parents 0808 802 0925
Helpful resources
Children’s Bedtime Meditations – free app for bedtime
The Happy Child – 100% free, fabulous parenting tips and lessons based on cutting-edge research
How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk – a practical, accessible parenting book, full of common sense tips and strategies

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