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Family and Community Mentor

Family and Community Mentor

My name is Helen Harvey and I work with many families at Widney Junior School.  I can provide support and information so you are able to make informed choices that are best for your family.

I work to foster a link between school and home and encourage families to become
involved in their child’s life within school.

This service is for anyone. No worry is ever to small, but families who could benefit from this support include those affected by:
– Difficulties or changes at home such as bereavement, separation or divorce.
– Challenging or difficult behaviour of children in school or in the home.
– Accessing the wide range of services available to you across the Solihull borough.

About me

I have worked at Widney Junior School since 2012 in various roles.

These have included:
– Teaching Assistant

– Senior Lunchtime Supervisor

– P. T. A member.
Additionally, l am Level 2 trained in Autism, work with pupils as a Learning Mentor and Mental Health Youth First Aider, and I’m passionate about children’s overall wellbeing.
Therefore, l am able to support parents directly, with further information about a particular special educational need and will signpost parents to different organisations.

How can you contact me?

Please feel free to drop me an email directly to s55cfm@widney.solihull.sch.uk or to the office on: office@widney.solihull.sch.uk for a chat, discuss any questions or problems however big or small. l endeavour to support, listen and seek the right support and guidance, all with a friendly, welcoming smile. If you would like to book an appointment to discuss things further, please contact the school office by phone (0121 705 8516) or email, and I will get back to you to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Future events

Throughout the year, l will be planning some exciting opportunities, such as:
– First Aid training for parents
– Maths and English courses – delivered by Solihull college
– Jigsaw wellbeing courses for children and parents.

Many more exciting events, will be announced later in the year. Events will be displayed on school website and notice board as you come into school.