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Family Team

Miss Dawn Hubbard and Miss Elizabeth McAllister are our two Family Workers. Miss McAllister works closely with external agencies and professionals in relation to families who require additional support. She works with a variety of families and is always available to offer emotional and financial advice and support.


Miss Hubbard gives emotional and practical advice and support to families that are having long and short-term difficulties. By supporting families and facilitating groups she helps parents and carers support their child’s learning and, ultimately, enjoys spending time with their children.


Both Family Workers work closely with the Education Welfare Officer and carry out Home visits in order to monitor attendance.


Groups and activities run by the Family Team include:

  • Men R Us 
  • Stay and Play 
  • PEEP
  • Family days out
  • Nursery Home visits
  • Parenting sessions
  • Family Learning 
  • Tucasi registration support
  • Financial advice and support
  • Form filling/application support


Mrs Emma Wainwright and Mr Ian MacArthur are our Learning Mentors. As Learning Mentors they work either with individual children or small groups to help children to achieve their full potential and overcome particular barriers to learning. A Learning Mentor is a professional friend who can bridge the gap between home and school, providing support and practical advice on various issues that may be affecting a pupils learning.

Working with families in school

Come along to any of our sessions that are run in school. Contact the school for more details...

What's happening? When? Who for?
Stay and Play Every Tuesday from 9am until 10.30am throughout the year from 18th September Parents with children from birth to 5
PEEP Thursdays from 9am until 10.30am for 5 weeks from 17th January Parents with children 3-5 years old
Men R Us (EYs/KS1) Thursday 7th February from 2pm until 3.15pm Dads/grandads/other significant men
Men R Us (KS2) Wednesday 6th February from 2pm until 3.15pm Dads/grandads/other significant men
Maths Family Learning Tuesdays from 1.45pm until 3.15pm for 5 weeks from 15th January Parents of children in Key Stage 2 (Y3,4,5,6)
Healthy Lifestyles with Total Wellbeing Wednesdays from 2pm from Wednesday 1st May All parents


Father's Day Fun - June 2019

Thank you to all of the dads, grandads and important men who came along to our Father's Day event this afternoon. There was fun, laughter, teamwork and lots of friendly competition! Happy Father's Day everyone.

Total Wellbeing Healthy Lifestyles - May 2019

It was great to see so many parents in school for our Total Wellbeing session with the children this afternoon - it kept everyone very active in the lovely sunshine!

Mother's Day Beautiful Breakfast - March 2019

It was lovely to see so many ladies in school this morning having a beautiful breakfast with their children readu for Mother's Day on Sunday. Thank you to our Family Team for organising this lovely event.

Men R Us - February 2019

Dads, grandads, uncles and other significant men were invited into school this week to work alongside their children - it certainly looks like everyone had a great time!

PEEP fun - January 2019

Maths Family Learning - January 2019

Maths Family Learning - January 2019 1
Maths Family Learning - January 2019 2
Our Maths Family Learning for Key Stage 2 got off to a great start today. Mr Ledster and Miss Hubbard worked with parents to look at how maths is taught at Southfield and strategies that are used before inviting children down to see maths in action.

Men R Us - October 2018

Men R Us - October 2018 1
Men R Us - October 2018 2
We held two fantastic Men R Us sessions this week. It was lovely to see everyone being so creative!

PEEP activity - October 2018

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Our PEEP children are really enjoying their learning and approach everything with a smile.

PEEP sessions - September 2018