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Parent Support Advisers

 

               Denise Brook, PSA

Role of the Parent Support Adviser

The role of the Parent Support Adviser (PSA) is to offer early intervention, preventative support, guidance and advice to improve outcomes for children, young people and families within a school context by working in partnership with parents, carers and other agencies.

The role will assist in tackling underachievement to enable pupils to have full access to educational opportunities and overcome barriers to learning and participation.

PSAs work directly with parents in a non-judgemental way, empowering them and their families to get the most out of the educational opportunities available. PSAs generally focus their work on preventative and early intervention activities. They work in a school context, where presenting needs are below the thresholds that trigger the involvement of specialist services and other agencies.

Activities:

- Providing parenting support and information

 * Signposting to other agencies

 * Giving support in applying for grants

 * Providing information on a range of resources available

- Supporting parental engagement with their child's learning

 * Organising and running parent workshops on a range of topics

 * Organising the home school learning project

 * Organising individual home learning packages in liaison with the class teacher

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