My name is Miss Sobolewski and I am the Family Support Worker here at Manley Park Primary School.

My role in school is to support Parents and Carers get the best possible outcomes for their children during their time at school. This can be achieved by working in partnership with families, offering early intervention work, preventative support, guidance and advice. Being a parent can be an extremely rewarding and happy experience however there can also be times of worry or difficulty.  In times like these gaining support is a positive step for you and your child and this is where I can offer support. I work closely with children and families who are experiencing some form of difficulty, anything from a fall out with their friends, displaying negative behaviours at home or something more complex such as a bereavement in the family or a parental separation. I am friendly, non – judgemental, flexible and responsive to individual family’s needs. At Manley Park Primary School the emotional welfare of our children is of the greatest importance and my role enables me to give our child and families the time and care needed to work through any issues that arise. We can work together to deal with challenges in a positive way in order to break down any barriers to learning so that all our children can be successful and make good progress.If you have any worries that may be affecting the wellbeing of your family, however big or small it may seem or you just need someone to talk to, then please contact me.

I can usually be found at our Infant Site on York Avenue between 8.30am – 4pm Monday - Friday. Or you can call the school on 0161 881 4338 and ask to speak to me. If you prefer you can ask to speak to me via your class teacher, they will take your details and I will call you. Advice and support is confidential although concerns relating to safeguarding will always be dealt with in accordance to the schools Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy (which can be found in our Policy section)

Some examples of things I can support with:

  • Emotional Support
  • Behavioural Support
  • Family Issues
  • Getting to school on time and good attendance
  • Drug or Alcohol Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Mental or physical health issues
  • Support at other agency meetings
  • Liaising with external services, e.g., housing or children’s services
  • Managing the family budget
  • Providing information and signposting to other services where necessary
  • Assisting in the completion of paperwork
  • Healthy Eating
  • Parent courses
  • Domestic Violence

More about me:

My relevant work experiences include:

  • Mum
  • Family Support Worker
  • Therapeutic Counsellor
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Private Tutor (children aged 5 – 11 years)

My relevant qualifications include:

  • BSC (hons) Psychology Degree
  • Qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and a member of the BACP.
  • NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development

Training attended in the past 2 years:

  • Domestic Violence and Abuse training
  • Prevent Duty: radicalisation and extremism awareness
  • Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent
  • Real Love Rocks – Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Working with Babies
  • Drug and Alcohol Training
  • Parental Difficulties and the Impact on Children – Level 3
  • Safeguarding Young People  from Sexual Exploitation – Level 3
  • Safeguarding Young People from Sexual Abuse – Level 3
  • Safeguarding Children from Neglect and Emotional Abuse – Level 3
  • Identifying Early Indicators of Risk – Level 3
  • Oral Health Prevention
  • I – Can: Speech and Language
  • Children’s and Young Peoples Development in Health and Social Care
  • Breastfeeding Support

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