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Parent Support Advisor

Hi there, my name is Jo Dear and many of you will already know me from around school.
 
I have worked at Suffolks for 10 years and I have been associated with the school for even longer. All my children have attended Suffolks and I have been part of the school as either a parent, part of the governing body or as a member of staff since 1989 when my eldest child began in Reception. I have held 3 different posts since I began working at Suffolks. When I began in 2003, I was an LSA (Learning Support Assistant) supporting a child on a 1:1 basis. Then I became the school’s Learning Mentor and Family Liaison Officer. I have been fortunate enough to have been given another opportunity to progress professionally as a PSA (Parent Support Adviser).
 
As Parent Support Adviser I am based in school and I can be contacted on the school number 020 8804 1534. I am able to support parents and carers empowering them and their families to get the most out of the educational opportunities available. Also I shall facilitate communication between parents and school hopefully making school more accessible so that barriers to learning and participation can be removed.
 
There are many opportunities for parents and carers to further their own learning in workshops and classes that run from our Parents room.
 
I am available from 8.15am each morning in the Parents room, also after school until 3.15pm.
 
We have lots of opportunities for you to come in to school and further your own learning. You will have received a questionnaire recently, if you would like to see anything particular run as a group please add it and return it to me and I will do my best to accommodate your suggestion.
 
Kind Regards
 
Jo Dear