Boughton Monchelsea Primary School
Church Hill | Boughton Monchelsea | Maidstone | ME17 4HP

    

Hi, here is a little introduction about me and my role within our school.  My name is Leann Chapman, and I am the Family Support Manager here at Boughton Monchelsea Primary School.

My role is to support parents and carers to ensure their children can be happy, learn and flourish at our school.  I will work closely with parents on any issues that may be impacting on themselves or their child’s well-being, I can offer a range of advice or signpost them towards any outside agencies if required.

Part of my role is to work closely with all staff, I will liaise with them where necessary and appropriate and always in the best interest of the children and their families. 

I am here to provide any advice, or support with any issues you may have concerning your children, whether that be at home or during school, and will always encourage as much parental involvement as possible to achieve the best possible outcome.

The work that I do is completely impartial and non-judgemental, providing an understanding ‘listening ear’ if you ever find yourself needing advice or support.

I am an alternative contact who you can approach informally if you have any problems, issues or worries about your child/children either in or out of school, sometimes just a chat can help.

 

Attendance

Another part of my role is to review attendance and punctuality.  At Boughton Monchelsea Primary school we expect the very best of our children and being punctual and having good attendance is an important life skill to learn early. Arriving to school late can cause a lot or worry and anxiety for children, so we strongly encourage all of our children to arrive promptly.

All pupils should be in school between 8.30am and 8.45am so that they can be ready and settled promptly for the register to be taken.

 

If your child is absent from school, parents/carers are requested to phone the school office by 9.30am on the first day of absence and, if the absence is for more than one day, please update the school regularly.

Where and when to contact me:

You can contact me through the office by calling the school on 01622 743596 or by email Leann.Chapman@boughton-monchelsea.kent.sch.uk.  

I am in school on a Wednesday 8.45am – 3.30pm, Thursday 8.30 – 2.45pm and Friday 8.45am-3.30pm.

Below I have attached some useful link of agencies and charities that offer a range of support to children and families. 

Useful links or information and supportFegans - Counselling Children, Supporting Parents

Fegans offers care, support and strategies for children and families through counselling and parenting guidance.

https://www.fegans.org.uk/

 

Mental health support and advice for both parents and children.

https://www.youngminds.org.uk

 

Supporting and teaching children and families to deal with anxiety, anger and trauma.

https://www.becthekidscoach.com

 

At times life can be hard, Samaritans offer 24hr help and support in those hours of need.

https://www.samaritans.org

 

Giving support and guidance to families following the death of a parent or sibling.

https://www.winstonswish.org/

 

Slide Away offers bereavement advice and support to children and young people.

https://www.slideaway.org

Helping families rebuild their lives when a child grieving.

https://www.childbereavementuk.org/Pages/Category/child-bereavement-uk-support-services

 

Free debt advice to help and support you to get your finances back in order

https://www.stepchange.org

 

Domestic abuse 24 hour helpline,

https://www.refuge.org.uk

 

Early Help and Support from Children’s centres and youth hub, for example: we can offer support if:

  • you are worried about your child's behaviour
  • you are struggling to cope
  • you are worried about your family finances
  • your child is struggling to cope with bereavement
  • your child is being bullied
  • your child refuses to go to school or college
  • you or your child want to develop new friends and have new experiences
  • you are having difficulties with family relationships.

 

Contact: Call 03000 41 41 41

https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/early-help-support-for-families#tab-1

 

Making a difference to the lives of children with disabilities and their families.

https://space2beme.org.uk

 

Domestic abuse support and refuge

http://www.oasisdaservice.org