Children, Parents and Community Team
At Marsden Community Primary School we want to make sure that children are happy, secure and successful. Sometimes children or their families need extra help to make sure of this. There is a team of adults within school who organise and provide additional support for parents, carers and children, ensuring the best provision for all.
Our team are committed to providing the best care and support for all of our children and their families. If at any time you wish to speak to a member of the team and you are unsure of where to find us, please leave a message at the main office and we will make every effort to contact you on the same day.
Rachel Alkeris our school Inclusion Manager and SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and DisabilitiesCo-ordinator). She works closely with your child’s teacher to track your child’s progress in school and organise extra support if your child is experiencing difficulties. This support may be provided by adults in school or specialists from outside of school such as Speech and Language Therapists. If you think your child may need additional support or you are worried about your child’s progress please talk to the class teacher or Mrs Alker.Mrs Alker can be contacted on 01282 612769
Parent Support Advisor
Shazia Butt provides a range of support for our families including: benefit and welfare advice; information and guidance on a range of issues affecting family life; attending meetings with parents; expressing parent’s viewpoint and questions to the school. Mrs Butt also leads and facilitates our adult learning opportunities and parent workshops.
Education and Parent Advisors
Christine Morris Laura Creek
Our key role is to work with families to help overcome any barriers to children’s learning by providing a positive link between home and school. We provide information, help and support in areas such as special educational needs, health, parenting skills, mental health, drugs and alcohol as well as starting school or moving to secondary school. We work to enable you as parents to take an active role in your child’s social, emotional and educational development.
Appointments can be made via the school office or on 01282 612769.
Ayub Malik Saira Rashid
Mr Ayub Malik and Mrs Saira Rashid work with children who have social and emotional needs. Their work also includes helping children to cope with change and challenging situations such as transitions to new classes and schools. They also run a number of recreational and educational clubs after school.