Parent Support Advisor
Introducing Tracey Mitchell, our new Parent Support Advisor...
Hello, I am Tracey Mitchell the new Parent Support Advisor working across Bunwell, Banham, Thompson and East Harling primaries.
My role is to support you as parents/carers to help you and your children gain as much as possible from their school life.
Parenting isn’t an easy job and at times things can get tough – homework can seem daunting, finances are often stretched to the limit and problem behaviour can be really upsetting. I am here to help you deal with any worries or concerns about your child and to help you tackle any home issues that are making school life difficult for you and your family. If I cannot help you I can refer you to specialist agencies or support services if you wish, but I will be able to support you through this process.
Each week, I will be at the schools on the following days:
Bunwell Primary – Monday
Thompson Primary – Tuesday
Banham Primary – Wednesday
East Harling Primary – Thursday
I can be contacted via my email address or the school office. I will also be available at the beginning of each day and at the end of the day if you need a quick chat to discuss any concerns or worries. This can be followed up with a longer meeting if required.
I am really looking forward to meeting you all and helping you with any worries or concerns you may have.
My email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 07745523537
All families need a helping hand from time to time, the following organisations can also offer support to parents.
Just one number: 0300 300 0123
A number that you can call from Monday to Friday, 8am – 6pm, if you need to speak to your health visitor, school nurse or any other member of the healthy child programme. This can be for any issue affecting a child's physical or mental health from 0 - 19. The Just One Norfolk website has a wide range of support and advice for families on topics such as childhood illnesses, bed wetting, managing anxiety, and speech and language.
Parentline is the text service for parents/carers to get in touch about any parenting questions or concerns. Parents may choose to use this service if they find it hard to call in to Just One Number during opening hours, or you may just prefer to chat by text with a health professional. If parents need advice about a child or young person’s health or wellbeing, simply send a text and one of their team will text you back.
Parents can text at anytime on 07520 631590. A health professional from the 0-19 team will reply during their opening times. Parents can have the whole conversation by text if that works best for you, or the practitioner can call you.
Early Help Hub
If you are experiencing difficulties in your family or are worried about your children, there are people who can offer help and support. Difficulties could be:
You can request support via the website or by phoning 01362 654515
A wealth of tips and resources for parents who are worried about their child’s behaviour or mental health.
Norfolk Local Offer – links for parental concerns about your child falling behind with their education
Parenting courses and support available for families living in south Norfolk
Practical parenting skills. Lots of the questions you might want to ask are answered here
Child bereavement help for children and young people in Norfolk
Advice and support for children with social emotional and mental health difficulties. There is a wealth of information here about childhood depression, anxiety and other aspects of children’s emotional wellbeing
Norfolk SEND Partnership
A range of support services and resources for parents of children with special educational needs
Family Services Directory
Norfolk County Council's website has a directory of family services available in Norfolk and nationally to provide services, support and activities. Click here to access the website; https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/children-and-families/childcare-and-early-learning/family-information-service