Family Support Worker

Newman, GHello!

My name is Gail Newman and I am the Family Support Worker for Wood Field Primary School.

My role in school is to provide support, advice and information to families within our school community. I can help you with any worries that you may have in relation to your child’s education, behaviour and wellbeing. I am also here as someone to talk to if you need it!

Support for children includes: promoting good attendance and punctuality, promoting self-esteem and confidence, promoting positive behaviour and attitudes towards learning.

Support for families includes: Signposting you to services in the local area, Liaising with a range of external services such as housing and social care, assistance with completing paperwork and attending meetings with outside agencies with you. 


Useful links

Sutton Young Carers 

Crisis Cafe for adults struggling with mental health 

Networking group for local parents

Charity who help with housing ansd much much more 

Download our support for families pack here 

Emotionally based school avoidance information 

School Refusal Assessment template 

Young Minds - support group for parents whose child is accessing CAMHs.
0207 0895050

Mind - A mental health charity 0300 123 3393

Playwise - Pam Fry runs playgroups for children with ASD 0208 7704812

Sutton Mencap - Play service for children with additional needs, aged 7+

Tweedale Children's centre - A Community uniform bank for local Primary and Secondary schools. Open 9-4.30 Monday-Friday. 0208 7706000

Home Start - Voluntary organisation to support families who are finding parenting challenging. 0208 6476501

Sutton Health and Care - Offer a wide range of adult and child support services: eg: familiy hubs, children's continence service, children's therapies, care home support, community nursing. 

Action for children - parenting support and live chats for families with disabled children. 

Parents forum - Help with Sutton disability services. 

Sutton Women's Centre - Low cost counselling, parenting workshops, support groups, freedom programme and food banks

Refuge - 24 hour National domestic abuse helpline 0808 2000247

Transform - Domestic violence one stop shop 0208 0927569 Opens Weds 9.30-11.30

Family Information Service - Parenting support, registered childminders

Sutton Food Bank - 07525 838640 

Sutton Salvation Army Food Bank - Open Monday 12-2 and Friday 12-2 

Bishop Andrewes Church Food Bank - Open Wed 6.30-8pm