Parental influences have a powerful effect upon young people’s attitudes, achievements and life outcomes.
We are fortunate at Northgate and The Bee Hive to have Mrs Moore, Parent Support Advisor (PSA) and Miss Fuoco, Family Support Worker (FSW) who work hard to bridge the support between home and school and provide vital parental support when there is a need.
Their role is to assist in tackling underachievement by working in partnership with families, parents, carers and pupils in a school context to enable pupils, particularly the most disadvantaged, to have full access to educational opportunities and overcome barriers to learning and participation. They work directly with parents in a non-judgemental way empowering them and their families to get the most out of the educational opportunities available. They focus their work on preventative and early intervention activities. They work and support all families, focusing on parents and families whose needs are below the thresholds that trigger the involvement of specialist services and other agencies.
They encourage good relations and effective dialogue between parents and teachers about the young person’s progress and ensure parents feel confident to engage with their young person’s learning by facilitating and arranging Adult Learning courses at parents and carers request.
Along with this, they support parents of children with early signs of social, emotional, health or behavioural issues and work with them, school staff and other support agencies to prevent problems worsening or interfering with the children’s ability to engage in school and learning.
Parent & Carer Forum
Northgate School Parent Forum was established to provide our parents with an opportunity to ‘have a voice’ within Northgate, encouraging
parents and carers to become more involved with school life to support their child’s education. We also listen to what our parents and carers
say and enable them to gain useful information by sourcing speakers from a variety of organisations and support groups who come into school
and provide bespoke advice. We also look at supporting our parents and carers through courses available from Adult Learning. Often we meet
up just to have a chat with other parents and carers; this networking creates a great support and often future friendships.
Parents are very pleased with the progress their children make. They comment on the excellent progress their children have made in their academic work and personal skills…