Family Support Advisers (FSA)
Sometimes children find learning difficult for a variety of reasons. At Wildridings we encourage all children to be the best they can be and offer many supportive interventions as well as good quality first teaching. Children may be supported in speaking and listening groups, or writing, maths and phonics groups!! All groups are designed to help children make progress and catch up quickly with their peers.
Support for Families
Our Family Support Advisers, Miss Bond and Mrs Tillman, are there to support families who may be experiencing some difficulties or who need advice about something.
They can help parents, carers and children with issues such as:
- Making friends
- Behaviour management
- Anxiety about coming to school
- Feeling isolated with no-one to turn to
If you have any concerns that are worrying you, the Inclusion Team FSAs may be able to help and offer advice. They can offer advice about:
- Parenting workshops
- Holiday events and activities
- Diet and nutrition
- Adult learning
- How to support your child's learning
We want to make sure that Wildridings children get off to the best start they can so we screen all children in Reception (and any new arrivals in KS1) using a resource called Speechlink. This helps to identify strengths and weaknesses in children's ability to understand spoken language, and allows us to plan support groups for them where necessary. This is turn makes sure they get off to a flying start on their learning journey at school. The screening tests are followed up, and if necessary support can continue into Years 1 and 2. In Key Stage 2 children can be reassessed in Year 4, and additional support can be put in place for any children whose language skills require support.
If you have any questions about our support schemes, please get in contact with the school via our Contact Us page and ask to speak to a member of the FSA team.