Parent Support Information
Being a parent can be a wonderful and rewarding experience but there are also times when it can be extremely hard work and you may feel that you and your family need extra support. This may be before your children are born, when they are very young or throughout their school years. If you think you might need some extra help or just need someone to talk to, our school can help in the following ways.
Often the first person you may speak to if things are not going so well with your family if your child’s class teacher or Mrs Gregory in the office. However, there are other members of staff that can offer you support.
- Miss Fisher, Head of Pastoral Care
Advice and support on parenting, including strategies for managing behaviour issues, emotional health and wellbeing
- Miss Batkin, SENDCo
Advice and support on special educational needs.
- Mrs Walklett, Early Years Leader
Advice and support on Early Years education and parenting
Early Help is a support service that has been introduced into schools to offer advice and practical help on a wide-range of issues ranging from housing, finance, health, education, parenting and emotional wellbeing. Cheetwood already works with a range of professionals from other agencies such as Speech and Language Therapists, health, housing and other community services – so Early Help is just a way of bringing this together in an individual plan for your family.
Early Help helps you to recognise what is going well for you, where you may benefit from extra help and who is the best person to work with you and your family to make this happen. The person you will be working with is often a member of school staff, so it will be someone you already know and have a relationship with. Sometimes families ask for specific specialist help, for example with housing issues, and on these occasions a case worker from the Manchester Early Help team will be asked to join the team.
Some of our families have already benefited from the support Early Help can offer and we anticipate that we will be working with even more families in the future. If you would like to find out more about Early Help, please contact your child’s class teacher, Miss Fisher, Miss Reding, Miss Batkin or Mrs Gregory.
Help and support in your local area
Help and Support Manchester is an online directory where you will find information about the services and support that are available in your local area. Click on the links below to access the site or go directly to Manchester’s Early Help website.
For support and advice about benefits, rent, debt, bills, food support and help to get online (support to access the internet, laptops, phones and data) call the free Manchester advice line on 0800 023 2692 Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm.