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Family Support at

Marnel Junior School


My name is Vanessa and I am the family support worker at Marnel Junior School. I have been in this role since 2015.   I look forward to meeting those of you I've not yet worked with.

I understand that school and family life are not always completely separate. I am here as a link between home and school. If you ever have something on your mind and are looking for some advice, help or just a listening ear then do not hesitate to contact me.

Family includes everyone so all pupils at the school are also welcome to come and see me; even if just for a chat.

Vanessa is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 8:15am -4:15pm.


How can you contact me?

· If I am available you can come into the school and have a quick chat.

· We can talk over the phone (call reception)

· I may be introduced in meetings or when you are talking to a teacher.

· You can contact me via the school office to make an appointment to see me.

What services are offered?

· Signposting and local research

· General advice and guidance

· Assisting with financial difficulties and worries

· Helping with child development concerns

· Getting the right support for positive parenting and managing your child’s behaviour

· Help with form filling and writing letters

· Arranging and accompanying you to meetings

· Making referrals and assistance with accessing other services

· Offering your child support and someone to talk to

When else might our paths cross?

I work closely with the whole school so we may see each other at:

· Review meeting’s (incl. EHCP& play therapy)

· Before and after school; on the playground and around the building

· Parents' evening

·I may get in touch to discuss other school matters

Who can access the Family Support service?

All children who attend Marnel Junior School.

Any parent/carer with a child at the school.

***Our school is now closed for the half term holiday. We would like to wish you all a restful break and look forward to seeing you all on Monday 3rd June.***Year 3 Swimming lessons start on Tuesday 4th June***Our 'Jump Rope for Heart' event raised £3,192.14!! Thank you for all of your support*** Friday 24th May - Our Year 3 children have had a great day dressed up as Romans.*** Friday 24th May - Thank you to everyone who attended our multicultural learning event.***