Suzanne Matthews (Parent Support Advisor)
You can contact the PSA by mobile: 07584703802 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Walworth is a Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) School which can offer Dads, Mums and Carers support from our Parent Support Adviser (PSA), Suzanne Matthews
Suzanne has worked in the PSA role since 2009.
As well as being rewarding, parenting and caring for a child can be a demanding and frustrating job.
Suzanne is here to offer non judgemental advice and support to Dads, Mums and Carers in any matters concerning your children’s education and development.
Parents and carers are the single most important factor in shaping their children’s wellbeing, achievements and prospects.
Suzanne is available to:
- Help out with any concerns you may have.
- Support you and your child during important changes in the school year.
- Provide help and advice about services that may be of benefit to you including housing, finance and mental health
- Help and support you and your child throughout growing up and to help you to get along!
- Provide 1:1 parenting support
- Offer training and information sessions around attachment and challenging behaviour
- Encourage parental engagement in school life and learning.
Suzanne also arranges events like coffee mornings during the school term and trips during the school holidays – Watch out for flyers in school bags, notifications on POW’s Facebook site and posters around school!
All children at Walworth School can apply for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) regardless of any diagnosis or parents/carer’s income. Suzanne can help you with the application.
Parents/carer’s can also apply for Carer’s allowance. Carer’s allowance is dependant on your income. Whether a parent gets Carer’s allowance or not they can register with Durham County Carer’s. They offer advise, discounts events and much more. See below:
Durham County Carers
We are a voluntary organisation that provides free high quality services and support to unpaid Carers over the age of 18 who support someone living in the County Durham area.
Please visit the Durham County Carers website for further information.
Catch Up Carer’s Support Group
Catch Up Carer’s is a kinship support group held at Walworth School for any grandparent, uncle, aunt, foster carer etc looking after a child.
We meet the 1st Wednesday of every month. The group supports, listens and offer’s advise. We have our CAMHS worker, Rebecca Borrill in attendance to advise on any mental health difficulties your child might be experiencing.
Click here for further information and upcoming dates: Catch Up Carer’s autumn term dates
Walworth School’s Clothes Club
No longer needed or unwanted children’s clothes/school uniform can be donated by Walworth parents/carer’s which can then be recycled to other parents/carer’s in our school
For more information click here: Clothes Club information
Walworth School’s Holiday Club 2019
This club will be running for 12 days over the summer holidays. Please click on the this link to access more details Holiday Club form 2019
Managing Aggression and Harmful Behaviour from your Child
A training session for parents/carer’s on Thursday 4th July @ 10am
Click here for further details Aggression and harmful behaviour
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