Welcome, my name is Haylee Loughran and I am the Family Liaison Officer (FLO) here at Aylesham Primary School. My role is to work in partnership with families and provide a link between home and school to better enable children to progress in education and reach their full potential. Life is not always simple and sometimes situations arise which could impact a child's well-being or interupt their progress and ability to focus in school. It is my role to try and help by working alongside families to reduce or prevent this, listen to their worries and identify solutions together.
I am here to offer support and guidance to all families. To listen, care, empathise and develop options. I am available to work with all parents, carers and children who would like someone to listen and support them, to access information about school matters, community resources or help accessing other agencies or networks. I can offer help with various concerns you may have such as parenting struggles, family breakdown, emotional welfare, attendance, financial concerns, bereavement etc. We can work together to make things better for you and your child.
I am here from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm every day and can be seen outside school at drop off and pick up times. Please just come and chat with me, or alternatively make an appointment via the office.
Some support resources available during the Coronavirus pandemic:
Dover, Deal and Sandwich Children's Centres facebook page. To keep up to date with all the latest news, activities and family support available. This page is regularly updated during the national lockdown to aid families.
Ashford Counselling Service flyer. They are offering telephone support to anyone who may need it.
Coffee morning for Parents
Inclusion Coffee Morning- For parents with a child/children with a special educational need. This is a floating parent support group taking place on the first Wednesday of every month. Please see poster for dates & additional details.
Parent/carers 5 week course at St Peters Church starting 15th September 2020
St Peters church in Aylesham are facilitating a 5 week course for parents/carers starting on 15th September 2020, focusing on your child's Well-being and Emotional Literacy.
Contact them to book a place on 07887 373 101
Tuesday 15th September
£10 for the 5 week course.
Free online course- Understanding Autism
Link to a free online course titled Understanding Autism, facilitated by Future Learn, developed by University of Kent and accredited by The CPD Certification Service.
No prior experience or qualifications needed. Topics covered include:
- What is autism
- Social communication skills
- Sensory sensitivities and repetitive behaviours
- Co-occurring conditions
- Strengths and difficulties of people on the autism spectrum
- Lived experiences of people on the autism spectrum
Child & Young person Resources:
KOOTH online support & counselling for young people aged 10-16 years (suitable for year 6 pupils).
You can view a short video about the service at: https://vimeo.com/318731977/a9f32c87de.
Access to Support Services:
Early Help & Preventative Services
Kent Early Help and Preventative Services provide a range of support & services to vulnerable children, young people and families in Kent to help safeguard and ensure their educational, social and emotional needs are better met. To discuss possible referrals please read the family information leaflet below and feel free to come into school and discuss.
Kent School Public Health Service
Kent School Public Health Service is a service for children and young people who are school-age, between ages of four and 19. School Health Teams offers a range of support for a variety of concerns linked to emotional well-being and physical health. Parents can refer their child using the link below.
The Contented Child
The Contented Child company offers parents/carers and professionals a wide range of training, consultancy and information aimed at nurturing the whole child. Managing Director Niki Green previously worked as a Behavioural Learning Mentor in schools and has attended Aylesham Primary School to deliver a popular range of parent workshops and provide targeted guidance and information for specific behavioural concerns.