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Parenting and Family Support

We aim to offer a variety of different services to support parents, carers and families within school and by signposting to external organisations. Some of these services include :

Parenting Puzzle courses are offered to our parents of children at the school. The next course runs for 5 weeks and will be held at school from Tuesday 11th November for five weeks, 09.15 to 11.15. Further information is availablehere.

The course is also provided by Sythwood Children's Centre more frequently throughout the year and at other local schools - visit Sythwood Children's Centre for further information.

Numbers are limited and the course has proved very popular, but if the spaces are not taken up by our parents then we welcome parents from other local schools should they wish to take part. More information can be accessed via the school office. Alternatively, Surrey Family Links will be able to provide information on similar courses running in the area.

Family Learning sessions provide opportunities for children to learn with their parents. We are seeking to provide opportunities for parents and children to take part in a range of activities such as cooking, art and crafts and ICT. More information will be available soon for courses at Barnsbury Primary School. Information on courses running in the area can be found at Sythwood Children's Centre and Family Learning at Surrey County Council.

We are keen to make use of all the skills and expertise of the local community and are keen to encourage parents as partners. If any parents, grandparents or members of the local community have a skill or talent and could provide activities for Family Learning sessions please contact Jane Quelch via the school office on 01483 763114 (option 4).

Transition from KS1 to KS2 and KS2 to KS3 can be key to both children and parents .We endeavour to provide information sessions at key transition stages. The school office can provide details of parents’ information evenings or open mornings. We have regular parents’ evenings for teachers to meet with parents of children in the school.

Further information regarding parenting and family support in the local area can be obtained from Woking Schools Learning Partnership.

Swift and Easy Referral by the school aims to offer a ‘one-stop shop’ for parents and carers to access a wide range of specialist support services such as speech and language therapy, mental health services, family support services and behaviour support. Please contact Helen Harber, Inclusion Manager should you wish to discuss these services via the school office 01483 763114.

Our Parent’s Area is located in the main entrance of the school where a range of information leaflets can be found along with clubs forms. We are hoping to re-develop this area when the new school entrance is completed.

If you have concerns and would like to find out more please contact Helen Harber, Inclusion Leader via the school office on 01483 763114. Further information regarding support services in the local area can be found Woking Schools Learning Partnership. Alternatively, advice on many different matters can be found through the Surrey Family Information Service.

Sythwood Children's Centre offers a range of services for parents, carers, grandparents and children. They are based at Sythwood School and the Old Woking Community Centre.

For further information contact Hazel or Sarah via Sythwood Children's Centre or Katherine Blackburn via 01483 727900.

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