“Inspire Curious Minds ”

Family Support and Wellbeing

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
Sarah Latham
Duputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Phone: 01538 383558
Email: headteacher@springfield.staffs.sch.uk
Helen Summers
Duputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Phone: 01538 383558
Email: headteacher@springfield.staffs.sch.uk
Anna Latos
Duputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Phone: 01538 383558
Email: headteacher@springfield.staffs.sch.uk
Mr Kieron Edridge
Family Support Worker
Phone: 07760259725 or 01538 384161
Email: kieron.edridge@themeadows.manorhall.academy
Mrs Lauren Weaver
Family Support Worker
Email: lauren.weaver@themeadows.manorhall.academy

Miss Naomi Bowyer
Family Support Worker
Email: naomi.bowyer@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.

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, Sarah or Kieron are available to meet with parents and carers at a mutually convenient time. 


Autism Support and Advice

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Local News, Clubs and Activities for Families

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

Staffordshire Umbrella Network (click for website) a networking group looking at issues affecting children and young people with special educational needs and their families.

Visyon (click for website) are running virtual sessions each week during the school terms, talking about the important issues that affect us, our children, our family and our life. Please click to view the leaflet which has more detailed information. 

Kidz to Adultz Magazine - produced by Disabled Living 

Mental Health Support Team Parent Support Group

FREE Weekly Activities etc from Staffordshire County Council

Safeguarding Awareness for Parents and Carers | England Football Learning

PE elements home learning ideas: this resource provides a variety of simple individual and family-based activities aimed at supporting physical activity for young people at home to support the development of manipulative, movement and sensory skills, and to heighten their personal awareness. 

Sportsability - Elements overview

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