Family Support Worker

 Claire Hamilton


Our family support worker can be contacted via the school office.

Hello, my name is Claire Hamilton the Family Support Worker for St Barnabas School.

My role is to provide advice and guidance to families within the school community.  I can help with any worries or concerns in relation to your child’s behaviour, education or wellbeing and I work closely with the teaching staff and the Special Educational Needs Coordinator.

Becoming a parent or carer does not come with a manual, all children are very different with a variety of needs.  Some days things can feel like they might be getting too much or you can question yourself about how to deal with your child crying over not getting what they want or refusing to eat their tea, the bedtime struggle and that morning rush to get to school on time!

We have all been there on those days and you are not alone.  Asking for help or advice is the first step.  It may feel like a big step but there is lots of support out there to help you.  If we can’t help you directly we can signpost you in the right direction.

As a family your child might need support with eating, toileting, behaviours or break downs within your family.  Each situation is individual and may require involving different outside agencies.  Advice and support is confidential although concerns regarding safeguarding of children will always be dealt with in accordance with the school Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.   

We are all here to help you as a parent or carer because we want the best for everyone in our school community.

My phone is on, if you just need a friendly chat or want to talk about a worry or concern please call or leave a message with your child’s class teacher.

Looking forward to meeting you all

Claire Hamilton