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Fierté Multi-Academy Trust

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Family Support

Hello, I’m Debbie Thoroughgood our Home school link worker, a role I’m very proud and honoured to have. Over the past fourteen years I’ve been part of our school where I’ve been lucky to get to know lots of our families. I’m looking forward to getting to know our new families and children too. Supporting, working with and creating positive connections with our families and pupils is a passion of mine. I feel family is at the centre of everything and creating positive connections helps to break down barriers, especially if you feel you want support or someone to talk to. I have a history of supporting families and children, my skill set in counselling (cpcab level 3 in counselling studies), emotion coaching, HOPE mentor (helping our pupil’s emotions) and bereavement support allows me to support families and our pupils in many ways.


Being part of our inclusion team and one of our HOPE mentors in school, I support pupil’s emotions, mental health and well-being. Support maybe identified within the school setting or if you feel your child may benefit from some support, please contact me. As a school we proudly work with Tamworth hygiene bank and receive regular deliveries. If we can help, please contact us.


We can also help with food bank vouchers. If you feel you or your child needs support or would like to book a meeting, please call or email the office and I’ll be in touch.


Useful links to support parents and carers:

Place2Be: Parenting Smart: Articles

Videos to support children at home
 Understanding behaviour: the iceberg model

An iceberg is a way of thinking about what unmet physical or emotional needs could be causing behaviours that challenge. Use the iceberg model to consider what may be triggering your child’s behaviour to improve their, and your, quality of life.

Emotional needs: autonomy

Advice on the need for autonomy – the capacity to decide for ourselves. As your child grows, encouraging their ability to make free, healthy, autonomous choices is key to their psychological and emotional development. This can also help ease some parenting stress levels.

Emotional needs: relatedness 

Our natural need to feel connected to those around us and establish close bonds is the emotional need for relatedness. Use the model of the four Ss – safe, seen, soothed, and secure – to help ensure that your child feels connected to their family and maintains secure and strong relationships.

Emotional needs: competence 

Nurturing the feeling of competence in our children, where they have opportunities to match their skill levels to activities and tasks that are important, leads to psychological growth, wellbeing and improves their quality of life.

Family conflict 

The drama triangle can be used to think about how parents tend to take up typical patterns of behaviour when confronted with challenging situations – the victim, the rescuer and the persecutor – and how we can break free of them.