Support for Parents

Being a parent can be rewarding and demanding, exciting and frightening in equal measure. Here at Shaftesbury Park Primary School, we are proud to be able to offer the following support to parents/carers:

Our dedicated Parent Support Worker

We are fortunate to have a dedicated Parent Support Worker, Mrs Beverley Irvin, whose role is to work with and support parents in dealing with a wide range of issues including attendance, behaviour/parenting issues, health and wellbeing, housing and financial difficulties. Where appropriate, Mrs Irvin can also refer parents to external services/agencies for further assistance.

How to get in touch

Mrs Irvin is available to speak/meet with parents from Monday to Wednesday. She can be contacted by calling the School Office or via email at . Alternatively, please speak to Mrs Irvin in the Playground at drop off or collection.

Unlocking Potential

Our in school therapeutic service, Unlocking Potential, is also available to support parents, offering counselling, parent workshops and drop-in sessions with other professionals.

How to get in touch

To get in touch with Unlocking Potential, please call the School Office and ask to be put through to the Service Team Manager, Catherine Blake. Alternatively, please email Catherine at .

Parent Coffee Mornings

Shaftesbury Park Primary School runs regular coffee mornings throughout the year on a range of popular parenting topics such as managing behaviour, storytelling and SEND. Our Parent Coffee Mornings are a great opportunity to seek support, meet staff and other parents and to chat in a friendly and informal atmosphere.

For information on upcoming Parent Coffee Mornings, please see our Dates for the Diary page.