I am Marijana Filipovic-Carter (aka Mrs F-C), our school’s Family Support Coordinator. My job is to help families with issues that might not necessarily be seen as educational but can have a significant impact on children and their learning. The aim is to support adults so that they can help children achieve their potential and enjoy school.
I am here to chat over any issues or concerns regarding your child’s behaviour and their social and emotional development. These may include your children’s reactions to significant life changes such as starting school or preschool, moving home or school, arrival of a sibling and similar. I can also help you manage your child’s worries, anxiety, anger, tantrums and meltdowns, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, issues with siblings, jealousy, withdrawal, morning and evening routines...
Whatever the issue, no matter how “big” or “small” it seems – I am ready to listen and talk in a friendly and supportive manner. If I don’t have an answer, hopefully I can help you to work out how to find it elsewhere.
Ways I can support you:
Apart from talking to parents on individual basis, I also run parenting groups and courses. More information about these will follow. Our informal, weekly coffee morning sessions provide a place for parents to meet and chat, ask questions and be more involved with the school life. This has proved particularly invaluable during the lockdowns.