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Parental Involvement work at Hoyle Court Primary

My name is Isobel Sheard. I am the Parental Involvement Worker (PIW) at Hoyle Court Primary School. I am also the school's HLTA, teaching in different classes. I also cover each year group for the teachers, so I am lucky enough to know all the children in school! 

I am usually opening the doors for children and adults first thing in a morning, this is to provide you with an opportunity to speak about any concerns regarding your child. Parents and children are welcome to email me any time with any comments or suggestions at i.sheard@hoylecourt.bradford.sch.uk or you can make an appointment to see me.

Families can go through stressful periods at any time and may need some short term support. We can offer support during difficult times for example when your child starts reception class, having school dinners, separation of parents, family bereavement, leaving year 6, bullying, financial difficulties, self-esteem issues, friendship breakdowns, Domestic violence, drug or alcohol abuse, any issue which can affect your child.

My role is also about improving the communication between home and school, so if you need some support in a meeting with school then please let me know. I also work alongside and refer families to other agencies outside school like the School Nurse, Health Visitors, Social Workers, Education Welfare Officers & Children's Centres to name a few.

I also mentor children in school, children are encouraged to come and see me and talk about their concerns. Some children may require ongoing support such as anger management intervention,  bereavement counselling, self-esteem sessions, emotional and behaviour support and making and maintaining friendships.

An excellent source of information for parents is the NSPCC website, especially their advice for speaking to children about difficult topics 

www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/talking-about-difficult-topics/

 

 

Another part of my role is to promote attendance - please have a look at the Attendance page on our website

Good attendance is vital if your child is to achieve and make good progress. Poor attendance can result in slow rates of progress and lower attainment, as well as missing out on learning experiences and the possibility of problems socialising with other pupils. We monitor attendance daily. Please contact me if you have concerns about your child's attendance or punctuality.

Please notify us by phone (01274 581898) or email (office@hoylecourt.bradford.sch.uk) to let us know and explain your child’s absence. In order to ensure the safety and well-being of your child, we will contact you if we have not received notification from you.If we have concerns about a child’s attendance or punctuality, we will contact you to discuss how this might be improved.

Good attendance is encouraged and Albert the bear is awarded to the class with the highest attendance in Key Stages 1 and 2 each week. Individual certificates are presented to all pupils who achieve 100% attendance across the school year.

Being late for school makes it hard for your child to learn. If your child is late arriving at school, please sign in on the computer screen in the entrance. If they are a few minutes late, they will receive a late mark.

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Please contact me in school in you would like any further information 01274 581898 or i.sheard@hoylecourt.bradford.sch.uk

These are some of the pictures from the Injury Minimisation Programme for schools (IMPS) which Parents attended after school.