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Family Support

A message from our Family Support Worker...

Hi, I am Heena Iqbal and I am the family support worker for Lea Hall academy. My role is to provide support and advice to the children and families I work with in school. I provide support to tackle a variety of difficulties, whether they are long or short-term challenges. Our aim here at Lea Hall academy is to engage with and empower children and parents to ensure our pupils are receiving the best possible education.

Advise and support for parents and children will always remain confidential, although concerns relating to safeguarding of children will always be dealt with in accordance with the schools Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

I uphold the importance of building good relationships so that we can work together to support children to thrive, both at home and school. Some days may be better than others, but I am here each day to provide guidance for the children here at Lea Hall and support to families, even if it’s just a chat. I will focus on enabling your child/children to:

  • Enjoy and achieve.
  • Build resilience and confidence.
  • Stay safe.
  • Have a voice and be heard.
  • Encouraging and supporting positive behaviour.

I may not have all the answers, but I am here to provide support and advice with:

  • Information about services in your local area and
  • support to access them.
  • Improving school attendance.
  • Signposting for help with finances.
  • Providing emotional support.

Heena Iqbal – Family Support Worker