Parents and Community

CONTACT: Ali Dawes – Parental Support Adviser

A Message from Ali Dawes …

I am here to listen, offer support, empathise and care.  I am available to work with all parents who need information about school matters as well as requiring help accessing other agencies. I have access to an extensive range of information and can sign-post parents to a variety of services. Please either pop in to see me on Monday mornings or make an appointment at the school office.

Email Ali Dawes:

Some examples of areas in which we can support parents are:

  • Attendance Issues
  • Behaviour Support
  • Classroom Issues e.g. behaviour/friendships etc
  • Family Learning
  • Family Circumstances affecting your child e.g. parental separation, bereavement etc
  • Free School Meals
  • Friendship Issues
  • Homework Concerns
  • Medical/Health Concerns
  • Offer signposting information to other agencies, e.g. School Nurse, CAMHS, Sure Start Transition Information
  • SATs concerns
  • Transition to Secondary School

Head Teacher Coffee Mornings 
I am available at Coffee Mornings to give parents the opportunity to meet, talk and share concerns.  This time is designed to be a friendly informal session.

Useful Links

Behaviour (NSPCC Encouraging Better Behaviour)  (Listening to Children)    (Family Lives – Discipline)  


Domestic Abuse


 Divorce and Separation


Health and Well-being    (Off the record – mental health for 11-25 year olds)   (Talking Therapies for adults)     (Mental Health and wellbeing for young people)  (Mental Health Charity)  (Child and Adolescent Mental Health)       (South Gloucestershire  anxiety toolkit)     (Sleeping)      (Children’s bowel and bladder charity)           (Support for dealing with cancer)    (fun ideas to help children to eat well and keep healthy)


Bereavement     (Bereavement care and advice)    (Help for grieving children)      (Help for children and their families suffering from the effects of a life threatening illness or death)


Additional Support   (Help for carers of any age)  (Support with SEND for parents, children and young people)  (Foodbank, parent Buddies, parental Support)  (Foodbank, parenting advice, play therapies)  (Local support services for parents and play schemes)