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Family Support

Family Support Team

Our vision is to provide support to children, parents and families at the earliest opportunity with a focus to improve outcomes for children. We pride ourselves on working in an honest and transparent manner with families adopting an holistic and non-judgemental approach. We can provide support across a number of topics including social, emotional and financial issues or we can just provide a cup of tea and a listening ear.

Based in the Family Support Hub we offer an open door policy with a nurturing and informal environment separate to the main school buildings.

Mrs Sarah Rubanski
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Phone: 01538 384161 (The Family Support Hub based at Springfield School)
Email: sarah.rubanski@themeadows.manorhall.academy
Mrs Diane Finney 
Duputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Phone: 01538 383558
Email: headteacher@springfield.staffs.sch.uk
Mrs Julie Roberts
Family Support Worker
Phone: 07745240888 or 01538 384161
Email: julie.roberts@themeadows.manorhall.academy
Mr Kieron Edridge
Family Support Worker
Phone: 07760259725 or 01538 384161
Email: kieron.edridge@themeadows.manorhall.academy

Monthly Coffee Mornings

Our Family Support Workers hold monthly, informal Coffee Mornings on the first Thursday of each month at The Family Hub where parents/carers/families from both The Meadows and Springfield are welcome to call in for a chat, support and to share information/ideas with other families.  Occasionally, there will be a focus to these Coffee Mornings and other agencies will also be on hand to offer information and support, we have recently had visits from Tinsdale Solicitors, Caudwell Children and Our Space. If you have any suggestions for future visits or would like to promote something yourself please get in touch.

The next meeting will be held on : Unfortunately we are currently unable to offer these sessions due to COVID.

As always everyone is welcome; we always look forward to seeing as many parents and carers as are able to attend. If you are unable to attend any of these meetings, Julie or Kieron are available to meet with parents and carers at a mutually convenient time. 

COVID Support

  • A children's guide understanding Coronavirus - a child friendly guide to understanding Coronavirus, please try and talk to your child about what is happening, being careful to use language they will understand.
  • A guide to parents/carers  with useful information on keeping calm and providing suportive parenting during the Coronavirus have some  The National Autistic Society have resources and tips for autistic people and their families during the coronavirus outbreak 
  • The brilliant Axel Scheffler has produced a book about Covid-19 Coronavirus just for children - and it's available as a FREE download.  Please share so it's available to every family who needs it. https://nosycrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus_INS.pdf

    The Gruffalo illustrator worked with consultant Professor Graham Medley, two head teachers and a psychologist to make sure the book got the messages right, answering questions about quarantine, how you can catch the virus and what happens if you get ill.

    Publishers Nosy Crow have asked for donations in lieu of payment, to go to our fantastic health workers: www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/



Local News, Clubs and Activities for Families

We will update this section once childrens clubs, activities, and services are able to resume.