My name is Sarah Simons, I have worked at Bromley Heath Junior School since 2012.
I have worked as a Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant in South Gloucestershire since 2008. I am currently working as an (HLTA) Higher Level Teaching Assistant covering the class teacher’s planning time.
Parenting can be a challenge at the best of times, but today, families are under additional pressures and this can also impact on parents and children in many ways.
I am available on Tuesday mornings for 1 to 1 sessions with parents and can also call you at a convenient time; or communicate via email. Appointments can be made with the school office, just call in and book.
My aim is to work with you to chat over issues that may be concerning you regarding your child’s learning, for example: behaviour at home and at school, routines, social skills and self- esteem.
We can work together to put strategies in place to try and improve things, followed by further meetings/chats to see how things are going. Class teachers will also refer children to me if they have any concerns and I will contact parents to discuss these matters over the phone or invite them in for a meeting.
My overall aim is never to judge but to provide support to enable our children to achieve the very best from their learning and to be successful learners in every aspect.
What I can offer…
- Offer support in school
- Meet with parents and carers
- Give 1 to 1 support and advice
- Confidence building
- Signpost to other agencies/services
- Promote positive behaviour and routines
- Improve school attendance and punctuality
- Be a school point of contact to discuss concerns
Our aim is to work in partnership with you to ensure that all children enjoy school, are successful and are happy and secure.