Education Welfare Officer

Hello I'm Karen Gibbon, your Education Welfare Officer. 

I'm here to help you with any worries or concerns you have about your child. It can be about home or school or anything that can impact on family life, so let's work together and make it a positive and happy school experience for everyone. We need good home-school communication to work in partnership with you. For my part, I can offer a listening ear, supporting the move to secondary school, welcome you as a new parent, help with routine and information about other agencies.

I can also offer support with things like;

  • Behaviour
  • New to school
  • Transition
  • Attendance
  • Illness in the family
  • Housing
  • Relationship breakdown

All are in strict confidence and impartial advice
I know parenting is not an easy job and at times things can get tough. It can be great and rewarding one day and challenging and helpless the next but I'm here to help you! Don't feel alone or isolated, come and have a chat.  
There are lots of opportunities for you to come into school. During the last year we have arranged everything from family learning classes to help you help your child, updating your ICT skills with Apple applications and plenty of arts and crafts sessions. Currently we are preparing the garden with children and adults lending a hand to weed, plant and sow vegetables and flowers.

I'm available during school hours but I am happy to make other arrangements or home visits if that helps. 

Call into school or phone 01642 673984 

Useful information for Parents

Useful links for Parents

BBC Parents

Stockton Council - Family Service

Family Lives

Ginger Bread - Single Parent Information

Go Giver - The Charitable Citizen