Family Support

JackieHello, my name is Jackie Allington and I am the Family Link Worker at Ormiston South Parade Academy. My job is to make sure that all pupils feel happy and confident at school so that they can achieve their very best. My job is to also make sure that all of our parents and families feel supported and happy so that they in turn can support their own children.

I can support parents or family members with advice on how to manage children’s behaviour and can also offer one to one support to individuals on a variety of issues. If needed or requested I can make referrals to other agencies and organisations. I am here to support you in whichever way I can!

Support during the School Holidays

I have some availability to offer support during the school holidays. If you find yourself struggling with family life and the strain of being away from school, please do let me know. It may be that support can be given during a phone call or you may feel a meeting for a coffee and chat would help. Sometimes, parents have requested that I accompany them on an outing with their child. Again, I am here to help and support, so please just ask.

I am so grateful to all the help Jackie has given my family. I really didn’t know where to turn and she was there. She’s really calm and gave us lots of really advice. Thank you.”  – Parent of a Year 3 pupil

I work in many schools in this area, the support for parents at South Parade is absolutely outstanding, I have never before come across such a caring school.” – Social Worker assigned to one of our families

Attendance and Punctuality

It is also my job to monitor the attendance and punctuality of pupils. I am here to help and support you in getting your child into school, on time, and ready to learn! If you are experiencing difficulties for whatever reason just contact me and I will assist anyway I can.

If you would like to know more about my role in school please download my booklet below or collect one from the school office.

Remember, I am here to help and support in any way I can, so please do get in contact.

Email: allingtonj@osparade.co.uk  Telephone: 01472 231659.