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Family Support Worker

Hello, my name is Catherine Boylan and I am the Family Support Worker in school.


My role in school is to provide support, advice and information to the families within our school community. I can help you with any worries that you may have in relation to your child's education, behaviour and wellbeing.  I am also here to support parents with issues that may be impacting on their family such as health or debt,


Advice and support is confidential, although concerns relating to the safeguarding of children will always be dealt with in accordance with the school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.


I may not have all the answers, but hopefully I can help you to work out how to find them!


Support for pupils includes:

  • Promoting good attendance and punctuality

  • Enhancing self-esteem and confidence

  • Encouraging and supporting positive behaviour 

  • Developing positive attitudes to learning

  • Support with issues in/out of school

  • Supporting with:

  • Toileting issues

  • Picky eaters

  • Poor sleeping

  • Setting boundaries

This may be achieved through 1:1’s or small group support 


Support for parents includes:‚Äč

  • Providing information about services in the local area and support to access them if needed

  • Completing referrals to relevant agencies e.g Young Carers

  • Completing forms/applications

  • Advice and support in promoting positive behaviour at home

  • Support to improve school attendance

  • Signposting for help with finances and debt, housing, health ect.

These lists are not exhaustive so please speak to me about anything that is worrying you or that you need support with.


How to get in touch:

I am normally based in school 3 days a week and will be able to meet with you at school, or if necessary at home, at a time that suits you.


To make an appointment please call the school office on 020 8688 3563 and ask to speak to me or email me directly -

Please leave a contact number and a preferred time to contact you.


Alternatively you can catch me on the school gates on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning.