My name is Mrs Jan Preston and I am the Home/School Family Worker for John Ray Infant School, John Ray Junior School and Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form. I have been in post for over 10 years and am employed to work across the three schools to support parents/carers and young people.
I am based in one of the demountable classrooms in the junior school playground. I can offer a range of support from home visits to meeting at my base with parents/carers. Part of my role is to liaise with school and other agencies when required. My work centres on promoting good home school links and positive parenting. I am trained in behaviour management which includes managing difficult behaviour and anger management.
I have a direct line and can be reached between Monday and Thursday. The telephone number is 01376 332193 and there is an answerphone facility if I am out of the office. The service that I give is confidential.
I am at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form on Wednesday between 1pm and 1.45pm for students across the year groups. I am particularly interested in students starting the school in September in Year 7 and would encourage them to come along to the Wednesday drop in if they have any problems regarding school life. I am based in G23 and the School Nurse often joins me and can discuss health issues in a confidential setting.