Hi! I’m Jo Polden, the Family Liaison Officer for Foster’s Primary School. I have the fantastic privilege of offering support to all children and their families here.
My role means I am always here as a “listening ear” whenever you might need me. I am here to talk through any difficulty you may have – big or small. This can be over the telephone or feel free to make an appointment to come in for a chat.
I can help you with issues such as finance and housing along with any concerns you may have to do with your child’s behaviour. By working together we can identify what help might be needed in school or at home to improve things for your family.
I work very closely with school staff to ensure all children are happy, content and achieving the best they possibly can in school. I am currently fulfilling a Learning Mentor role each afternoon in school working with children who need emotional support – this can be all manner of things from issues with friendship, coping with a bereavement or parents separating/divorcing.
I can also signpost you to other outside agencies if appropriate, who can support you by offering services such as financial assistance, parenting strategies or counselling for emotional difficulties.
Please contact me on the school telephone line or alternatively on my work mobile phone 07434 722953.
I look forward to meeting and working with you!
Family Liaison Officer