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Family Support and Wellbeing

Our vision is to provide support to children, parents and families at the earliest opportunity with a focus to improve outcomes for children. We pride ourselves on working in an honest and transparent manner with families adopting an holistic and non-judgemental approach. We can provide support across a number of topics including social, emotional and financial issues or we can just provide a cup of tea and a listening ear.

Based in the Family Support Hub we offer an open door policy with a nurturing and informal environment separate to the main school buildings.

Mrs Sarah Rubanski (DSL)
Designated Safeguarding and Enhanced Provision Lead
Phone: 01538 225051
Email: sarah.rubanski@themeadows.manorhall.academy
Mr Kieron Edridge
Senior Family Support Worker
Email: kieron.edridge@themeadows.manorhall.academy
Mrs Lauren Weaver
Senior Family Support Worker
Email: lauren.weaver@themeadows.manorhall.academy
Mrs Naomi Bowyer
Senior Family Support Worker 
Email: naomi.bowyer@themeadows.manorhall.academy


Coffee Mornings

Our Family Support Workers hold informal Coffee Mornings at The Family Hub where parents/carers/families from both The Meadows and Springfield are welcome to call in for a chat, support and to share information/ideas with other families.  Occasionally, there will be a focus to these Coffee Mornings and other agencies will also be on hand to offer information and support. If you have any suggestions for future visits or would like to promote something yourself please get in touch.

The next meeting will be held on : TBC

As always everyone is welcome; we always look forward to seeing as many parents and carers as are able to attend. If you are unable to attend any of these meetings, the family support team are available to meet with parents and carers at a mutually convenient time. 

Information and support

The dangers of vaping

Free Safeguarding Awareness Course for Parents and Carers

Finance Support Event at Biddulph Family Hub on 5th March 2024

NSPCC - Listen Up, Speak Up - Free Online Training


Staffordshire Connects | Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Local activities, clubs and children's services

Staffordshire Umbrella Network (click for website) a networking group looking at issues affecting children and young people with special educational needs and their families.

Visyon (click for website) are running virtual sessions each week during the school terms, talking about the important issues that affect us, our children, our family and our life. Please click to view the leaflet which has more detailed information. 

SEND Short Breaks | Caudwell Children | Staffordshire

Stoke Aiming HighAction for Children

Caudwell Children Football Sessions with Newcastle Town FC