Child and Family Support
Anna Biddlecombe, Child and Family Support Worker
Working together to support children and their families our Child and Family Support Worker, Anna Biddlecombe is available to meet with parents/carers by appointment.
Anna’s aim is to support families and encourage all children to enjoy school and feel happy and secure.
Anna can help…
- Children who are experiencing difficult times or who are withdrawn or anxious
- Parents/carers experiencing difficulties with their child’s behaviour
- Families who are reacting to change, such as parental separation or bereavement
- Parents/carers whose children are reluctant to attend school or who have been excluded
- Parents/carers who may need support on a wide range of issues or difficulties impacting on their family life e.g. illness, domestic violence, disability, financial difficulties
- Provide information on Young Carers and run a group for Young Carers in school
- Run Parenting Puzzle Nurture Programme for parents
She can also…
- Support you at school meetings
- Help you find your way through the education system
- Guide you towards other sources of help, advice and support
- Provide information on support groups for parents/carers
Parents/carers, teachers and children can ask for Anna’s involvement at St John’s. With your consent she will explore the difficulties your child or family is experiencing and together, try to find the best way forward. Anna works closely with Julie Green (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) and may refer children to have group or 1:1 sessions with her.
Please note that Anna works on a part-time basis and will respond to you as soon as she can. If you would like to contact Anna, please speak to the School Office or complete the contact form at the bottom of this page.
The Harbour at St John's - a guide for parents and carers
Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) - a guide for parents and carers
Young Carers Provision
Growth Mindset Overview
Growth Mindset - a guide for parents
General advice on a range of subjects
Anxiety in children
Managing anger in children