“School is closed from Monday 31st May, reopening on Monday 7th June.”

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 Lead
Phone: 01538 384161
Email: sarah.rubanski@themeadows.manorhall.academy
 
Mrs Joan Wright (DDSL)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead @ The Meadows School
Phone: 01538 225050
Email: joan.wright@themeadows.manorhall.academy
 
Mr Kieron Edridge
Family Support Worker
Phone: 07760259725 or 01538 384161
Email: kieron.edridge@themeadows.manorhall.academy
 

Monthly Coffee Mornings

Our Family Support Workers hold monthly, informal Coffee Mornings on the first Thursday of each month 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, we have recently had visits from Tinsdale Solicitors, Caudwell Children and Our Space. 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 : Unfortunately we are unable to run these sessions due to the restrictions we currently have for visitors in school.

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, Julie or Kieron are available to meet with parents and carers at a mutually convenient time. 

 

COVID

Childrens guide to COVID - a child friendly guide to understanding Coronavirus, please try and talk to your child about what is happening, being careful to use language they will understand.

Supportive Parenting useful information and practical tips for supporting your children at home.

The National Autistic Society have some resources and tips for autistic people and their families during the coronavirus outbreak.

Childline have some information about supporting children and young peoples mental health as well as child friendly games.  - see link.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced, any domestic abuse, run jointly between schools and Staffordshire Police.

 

Local activities, clubs and children's services

(This section will be updated as and when these services are able to re-start)

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. 

Kidz to Adultz Team are running a FREE online event dedicated to children & young adults with disabilities and additional needs, their carers and the professionals who support them on 1st March 2021.

Preparing for Adulthood Webinars

 

Autism Support and Advice

Autism Practice - October 2020 newsletter

Autism Eye November 2020 newsletter