Our Family Support and Safeguarding Officer
Hello, my name is Gill Ruskin and I am the Family Support and Safeguarding Support Officer here at Globe School. At Globe we strongly believe that building strong, trusting relationships between parents and school will ensure that your children will be happy, enjoy learning and achieve their best.
Our school understands that many children and families experience difficult times which can place stress on home life. If you have worries about your child's learning, health or change in behaviour, it is always best to discuss these with the class teacher, the Assistant Headteacher, Lis Miranda, the Head of School, Terry Joy or Ms Maxwell, the Executive Headteacher as they will know your child and can work with you to address any issues.
Sometimes, there are other problems that parents or carers need some help with. I am here to listen and offer support. I work in a non-judgmental way and I know that families come in all shapes and sizes!
If I can’t help directly, I am able to signpost or refer parents and carers to appropriate support. Here are just some examples of the things I can help with:
- School Induction
- ‘Getting involved’ in school life
- Online School Applications
- Family relationship problems
- Parenting skills
- Transition to secondary schools
- Attendance and punctuality
- Children’s behaviour
- Child protection
- Completing forms
- Referrals to relevant agencies
- Home visits
- CAF forms
- Core group meetings
- Other voluntary agencies
- Training, education and employment
- Mental or physical health issues
- Housing and money worries
Here are some agencies where support and advice can be accessed.
Toynbee Hall - http://www.toynbeehall.org.uk/
Help with money issues, benefits support and housing issues.
Bromley By Bow Centre - http://www.bbbc.org.uk/
Help and support with
- welfare benefits
- housing and homelessness
- council tax
- rent arrears
Jagonari Centre - http://www.jagonari.org.uk/
Women’s Education Resource Centre, helps with education, training and access courses back into work.
Citizen's Advice Centre - http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
For help and assistance in legal and law requirements.
There are lots at Globe! We regularly have workshops and meetings about learning and in addition to these we have a series of ongoing activities and courses for parents. We are lucky to have a space dedicated to parent activities and support, Hartley House, just across the playground from the main school. It’s called ‘Hartley House’ after Bryan Hartley who was a School Premises Manager at Globe for over thirty years and who lived there with his family.
Here are the things that happen regularly.
|Pre School Music with Corin||9am - 9 45am||Bottom Hall|
|Stay and Play for Toddlers and Babies||9am - 10am||Bottom Hall|
|Creative Crafts for Parents||9am -11am||Computer Room|