Coalway Junior School

Family Support Team

Who are the Family Support Workers and what do they do?

The family support team are Mrs Dixon, Stella Kandinsky and Katie Wood and are available for support from Monday-Friday 8.30-3.30.

We provide support to children and their families when they might need some extra help.

We are currently returning to face-to-face meetings where possible, however we are also able to meet virtually or via the telephone. If we are busy, please leave us a message and we will call you back as soon as we can. Alternatively you can send us an email on

We will offer information and advice and generally help to support parents, carers and children.


What can the service offer my family?  

·         Support to parents, carers, grandparents to help them cope with family life.

·         Individual work with children such as social skills, self-esteem, anger management, bereavement, parental separation, past and present family issues and individual worries.

·         Individual work with parents and carers, including help with writing or updating CV’s or providing support with parenting issues or separation difficulties.

·         Support can be offered for anything from a few days to a few months.


Our programmes of support


We are currently providing support through:

·         Coffee Morning (with parents)

·         Family Links parenting programme (with families)

·         Sunshine club (nurture group, with children)

·         Self-Esteem Group (with children)

·         Managing emotions Group (with children)

·         Using Lego for Therapeutic Play (with children)


External agencies

Outside agencies can sometimes provide additional help and support. Here are a few useful links: