Welcome to Rokeby Primary School's Student and Family Support Team. Our main focus, in our family support role, is to work with and support our pupils and their families to achieve a positive outcome for all.
Meet the team.
Melanie Pinks is the Senior Family Support Worker at Rokeby Primary School and has been in this post for 3 years. She is fully trained in the Early Help process, formally known as CAF (Common Assessment Framework).
Early Help provides help for children, parents and families who need support in any area of everyday life, such as family separations, bereavement, attendance, housing and even homework.
Our SAFS team at Rokeby Primary School are:
Lead - Mrs Pinks
Head - Mrs James
SENco - Mrs O'Leary
Attendance - Mrs Evans
SENco Admin - Mrs Collins
Lorna Evans and Melanie Pinks are both trained in delivering the Triple P programme - primary 0-12, which is a Practical Parenting Programme designed to enable parents to gain extra tools to help with your child's behaviours, sleeping patterns, meal times and many other areas.
If you are interested in finding out about this programme, please visit the office for more information.
Warwickshire County Council recommend this programme and the families who have already completed the course found it very helpful.
Lorna Evans, is also our attendance officer and supports families with getting their children to school everyday and on time.
I am also part of the safeguarding team in school. Other safeguarding champions are our Head teacher Jen James, Miss Cripps and Miss Wincott, our Business Manager.
Warwickshire safeguarding Board has now amalgamated with MASH.
Warwickshire Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub
The MASH will deal with new safeguarding concerns, where someone is concerned about the safety or well-being of a child or adult, or thinks they might be at risk of harm. For example, a teacher may believe that one of their pupils is at risk of harm at home, or a doctor may think an older person is being neglected.
Early Years Support and Services
Rugby Children's Centres are an exciting place where parents and carers of children under five can access high quality support and fun activities for themselves and their children across a variety of sites in the Rugby area.
From prebirth to 4 years of age.
Services include: health services, family support, parenting and adult learning courses, play sessions, to signposting various other support services including housing, finance, debt and counselling. Further details can be found on the links below.
Rugby Food Bank
Quotation taken directly from the Rugby Food Bank website.
"We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK."