Veronica - Family Liaison Officer (FLO).
My main role is to enable our children and families who may be facing difficulties to give them support from myself or our Team or Universal and KCC commissioned services. This is done with me either through direct referral, or by using a Notification request for Early help Practitioners. They will work directly with families and the school to ensure appropriate support is given. This can be for a large range of challenges frequently faced by all families, such as managing behaviour, financial and housing support, and emotional difficulties (i.e. bereavement or separation.)
As part of the learners and Family Team, I work closely with both the SEN staff and with our Attendance Officer to enable families to overcome any difficulties which are impacting on their attendance, and subsequently being able to achieve their full potential at school.
I am based in The Family Support Room on the main playground and am in school Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays- 8-4pm. Other days please leave a message, name and number for me at the office and I will contact you, as soon as I can.
Sometimes a chat and a listening ear is all that you need, I hope that I can provide that for our families.
Friends of St John’s Group
As we begin the new school year, we would like to inform you that every parent/carer is automatically a member of ‘The Friends of St John’s Group’. If you would like to help out at any of the events, you would be very welcome. Please do not feel that once you sign up for one event you are expected to help out at every event. The Friends of St John’s have raised funds and provided for the school a Buddy Bench, Bouncy Castle and a new Play Area for KS2. We are now raising funds for our next project so watch this space!! Our next event will be at Easter where we will have a whole school Easter Bonnet Parade and Easter Egg Tombola in April. If you feel you can help leave a name/number at the office for Mrs. Veronica Pellant to contact you.
We have a wonderful group of Parent Representatives who give their time and support voluntarily to the school; they provide a link of communication for parents and carers. They also go on outings with the classes and support with lunch times in the hall sitting with the children and helping them to have a social time. Each representative is allocated to a classroom but we do have some spaces available, if this something you think you would like to do, please let the office or Veronica Pellant know if you are interested.
Why not join our school Facebook page? We have nearly 400 members at the moment – Find us at 'St John's School Canterbury.' You will find regular updates on school news/school activities, any time table changes/weather warnings and important dates to remember/updates on e-safety. There will also be updated information about activities happening in your local community as well as offering a platform to ask questions and to make suggestions.