parent support advisor


Hello my name is Razwana Kauser but you can call me Raz. I am your new Parent Support Advisor at York mead Primary School. As well as working with teachers, children, parents and other professionals let me tell you a little about my role. What does a Parent Support Advisor do? Here are some of the tasks and responsibilities:

*Act as a link between home and school including making home visits.

*offer a range of services to children and families requiring support and information

*Help children and families to increase school attendance and minimise absences.

*Work with children on a 1:1 or small groups basis.

*Talk with and support in school and encourage them, through direct contact, to be positive about their future *Support parents to develop and maintain a positive relationship with the school.

*To support parents by helping them improve their parenting skills, for example running basic parenting classes and other courses which would be appropriate.

What concerns do I deal with?

I am here to support children and families/carers with a range of issues and concerns. Here are a few examples:

*Attendance.

*Home school relationships.

*Relationships between parent and child.

Children are more likely to achieve better and be happier when both home and school are working in partnership to support the Childs development. My aim is to encourage and maintain a strong and positive link between home and school.

I am always here to help with any worry or concern you may have no matter how big or small.

We all have days when we worry about things whether its work related or bills on our mind. These are worries to us all. Well when children fall out with friends or other children are being nasty or they might find it hard to communicate because of a language barrier or there is upset at home, these can be just as worrying and upsetting for our children which is where I can help. I can offer advice, someone to talk things over with, offer a listening ear or just someone to simply be there.

I’m not saying that I have all the answers!....but sometimes talking helps or even just bringing a worry to our attention can make a difference.

If you have any concerns however minor they may seem, please feel free to call in and see me at school or contact me by:

Telephone: 01214644215

Mobile: 07840073580

Email: r.kauser@yorkmead.bham.sch.uk

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