Family Support and Children's Wellbeing

My name is Mrs Wignall and  I am the Family Support and Children's Wellbeing Co-ordinator and Deputy Safeguarding Lead at our school.

We understand that many children and families experience difficulties at times that can make a happy home and school life a struggle. If you have worries about your child or family, I am here to listen and offer support. I work in a non-judgemental way and I understand that families are faced with many difficult challenges. I have many years of experience, working with children, young people and their parents and carers. We work with lots of different agencies that can also offer support including Housing, Debt Agencies, local police, Community Safety Wardens, Health, Children's Centres, Education Welfare, Social Care, NSPCC, local nurseries  and schools.  Here are some of the examples of the things I can suport you with

  • Good Attendance and getting to school on time
  • Parenting skills - including rules and boundaries, routines and play!
  • Housing and money worries
  • Family relationship problems
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Health and Wellbeing issues
  • Supporting you and your child with thier behaviour and attitude towards others
  • Attending multi agency meetings to support you and your famiy
  • Foodbank vouchers 

If you would like to speak to me I am on the playground each morning or you can ring or call into school to make an appointment. 

Look out for the parent learning courses that run throughout the year. The next course is 'Help your child with Maths' starts on 6th November 2020 it will run for 4 weeks via Zoom, please contact school if you wish to join us.

I work closely with Miss Mckenzie our Learning Mentor. We are part of breakfast club where we run fun activities for the children before school starts.

We liaise with Mrs Wetton, teachers and support staff to identify children who may benefit from additional support outside the classroom developing their emotional skills. For example, managing feelings of anxiety, anger or low self-esteem.

Miss Mckenzie and I work with the children individually and in small groups giving them the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings.

Please see the attched document for advice on where to find local support, information and advice for your family.

Click to access support and guidance if you are concerned about your child's sleeping patterns.

Click on the link below for advice on how you can support your child's emotional wellbeing and resilence.

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If feel you that you would benefit from some extra support please find below some helpful contact details -

Parenting advice and support  Anna Wignall J H Godwin - 01244 259666
Emotional support for your child - Drama therapy, Platform for Life counselling, ELSA,  Anna Wignall J H Godwin - 01244 259666
Support with attendance or punctuality - school minibus collection Anna Wignall J H Godwin - 01244 259666
Parent/carer emotional support - Platform for Life counselling  Anna Wignall J H Godwin - 01244 259666
Breakfast club - available 5 days a week from 7.45am School office - 01244 259666
Children with Special Educational Needs Mrs Cornish J H Godwin - 01244 259666
Speech and Language support in school  Miss Morris J H Godwin - 01244 259666
Independent Pre School nursery on site - Stepping Stones Janette Trenholm - 01244 372446
Transistion to high school support  Blacon High - 01244 371475
Childrens health issues - CWP School Health and Healh Visitors  Blacon Childrens Centre - 01244 397412
Emotional support for your child - CAMHS 01244 393200
Concerns for the safety and welfare of a child

i- ART - 01606 275099

NSPCC - 0808 800 5000

Online safety - keeping your child safe online
Young Carers - support for children who care for a relative Anna Wignall J H Godwin - 01244 259666
Managing your money and financial support
Support with drug and alcohol misuse Aqua house - 0300 123 2679
Foodbank - supporting local people in crisis Anna Wignall J H Godwin - 01244 259666
Domestic violence DV assist - 0800 195 8699


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Contact the School

J H Godwin Primary School

Melbourne Road
Headteacher: Mrs L Cartledge

Main Contact: If you would like to contact someone at school for help with anything please ring and speak to Mrs S Jefferson or Mrs K Bickerton in the office

Tel: 01244 259 666

SEN Contact: Mrs E Cornish SENDCO - via

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