Miss Vicky Bishop
Hello. I would like to welcome you to the role of your 'School Family Worker'.
- Would you like to talk to someone but feel worried about when is best in the busy school environment?
- Are you concerned about your child's behaviour, learning or progression in school, or at home?
- Are you concerned that there are uncontrollable circumstances that may be having a negative effect on your family?
If the answer is yes, then your 'Family Worker' is here to help. I am available Monday to Friday from 8.45 am to support you in your families' journey.
My name is Vicky Bishop, and I have been working with families and children for the past 10 years. During this time I have supported many families with issues that have had an impact on their Health, Safety, Wellbeing, and Learning. This has varied from providing information and strategies around managing challenging behaviour, reward systems, routines, Finances and debt, Family Learning and return to work, along with Housing and Healthy Lifestyles. In a fast moving life such as today, we all feel the pressure and the demands of parenting sometimes require us to need a helping hand.
How do I request a face to face contact? Just pop into reception and ask for a 'Family Worker' contact form where you can request a suitable time and day to meet. Alternatively you can call the school on 01752 365250 and a contact form can be completed over the phone, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Will I have to meet with the Family Worker often if I complete a contact form? No. You are in charge of the support you receive. The support is tailored to your wants and needs, placing your children at the forefront.
Will my information be shared? In order to fully support you and your family there will be times when I will need to share information. You will be asked to provide consent for information to be shared prior to support starting. Information would be shared with School Staff, and external agencies on an 'as required' basis. If there were to be any concerns around your safety or a member of the family, then I would have a duty to share information with the appropriate agencies, with, or without your consent.
Will I have sight of what is stored about me? Yes. After any face to face meeting, notes will be put onto a 'Communication Log Sheet' where you will receive a copy of points discussed and actions for me and you.
I very much look forward to getting to know you and your family.
A little about me: I originally trained and pursued employment as a ‘Nursery Nurse’. Following this I worked at a Children’s Centre in Plymouth as a ‘Family and Community Worker’ with children and families for up to 8 years. During this time I supported many families to access learning, explore safety in and out of the home, parenting strategies, healthier living and much more.
Due to my passion for child development, and studies surrounding education, learning and parenting I decided to attend Plymouth University to study ‘Childhood Studies and Development’. I have a strong passion for working with parents and their children to enhance their experiences within education both inside and outside of school, and the many benefits this has on academic achievement and well-being.
I look forward to supporting you.