Family Support and Children's Wellbeing

My name is Mrs Wignall and  I am the Family Support and Children's Wellbeing Co-ordinator and Deputy Safeguarding Lead at our school.

We understand that many children and families experience difficulties at times that can make a happy home and school life a struggle. If you have worries about your child or family, I am here to listen and offer support. I work in a non-judgemental way and I understand that families are faced with many difficult challenges. I have many years of experience, working with children, young people and their parents and carers. We work with lots of different agencies that can also offer support including Housing, Debt Agencies, local police, Community Safety Wardens, Health, Children's Centres, Education Welfare, Social Care, NSPCC, local nurseries  and schools.  Here are some of the examples of the things I can suport you with

  • Good Attendance and getting to school on time
  • Parenting skills - including rules and boundaries, routines and play!
  • Housing and money worries
  • Family relationship problems
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Health and Wellbeing issues
  • Supporting you and your child with thier behaviour and attitude towards others
  • Attending multi agency meetings to support you and your famiy
  • Foodbank vouchers 

If you would like to speak to me I am on the playground each morning or you can ring or call into school to make an appointment. 

We have have a group of mums and dads ( A Star group)  who's children have autism. They come for tea and a chat every fortnight  on a Wednesday 2-3pm - come and join us. Information can be found in the main entrance. 

Look out for courses that run throughout the year eg First Aid, Parent talk. 

I work closely with Miss Mckenzie our Learning Mentor. We are part of breakfast club where we run fun activities for the children before school starts.

We liaise with Mrs Wetton, teachers and support staff to identify children who may benefit from additional support outside the classroom developing their emotional skills. For example, managing feelings of anxiety, anger or low self-esteem.

Miss Mckenzie and I work with the children individually and in small groups giving them the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings.

Please see the attched document for advice on where to find local support, information and advice for your family.


Click here to access support and guidance if you are concerned about your child's sleeping patterns.

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Contact the School

J H Godwin Primary School

Melbourne Road

Main Contact: If you would like to contact someone at school for help with anything please ring and speak to Mrs S Jefferson or Mrs K Bickerton in the office

Tel: 01244 259 666

SEN Contact: Mrs E Cornish SENDCO - via

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