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  • Children who are experiencing difficult times or who are withdrawn or anxious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.


Useful Documents 

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 


Useful Links 

General advice on a range of subjects

Anxiety in children

Managing anger in children 

Child and Family Support Worker Contact Form

If you would like to Anna, our Child and Family Support Worker, to contact you please complete the following form.