Wendy Anderson is a teacher and Family Support Worker at Valley, working in school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. She is also part of the Safeguarding Team and the E-Safety Committee. She endeavours to help with a number of issues including helping with behaviour issues at home and in school (including bed wetting), bereavement, bullying and cyber bullying, FGM, domestic abuse, child mentoring and mental health needs, medical requirements of the children and food bank vouchers. As well as providing child and family support, Wendy can sign post families towards useful support groups or websites. Some are listed below.
Bromley Mentoring Initiative - Could you give up some of your spare time to mentor a young person who attends school in the Borough of Bromley? If you feel you can help, have a little spare time and want to help make a difference, please visit www.bromleyebp.org.uk and/or email Programme Leader Jane Belding.
Winston's Wish - Charity for bereaved children
BBC Panorama - 'Sleepless Britain' - (first shown March 6th 2017) Jenny Kleeman investigates the problems caused by widespread sleep deprivation in children, which is playing havoc on their health and education. (Also available on YouTube.)
NHS Live Well - Live well provides information many things from healthy foods, sleep problems to head lice.
Burnt Ash Children's Centre - Burnt Ash Children’s Centre holds a number of free activities for parents and children as well as a friendly environment to meet and access support.
Family Support Help Material
Bladder and Bowel Paediatric Leaflet Updated: 19/05/2017 (548 KB)
World Bedwetting Day Poster Updated: 19/05/2017 (312 KB)
ERIC - Thinking about wee and poo now you're going to school Updated: 19/05/2017 (577 KB)
Should you wish to meet with Wendy, please email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a meeting or contact the school office. Her usual family worker clinic falls on a Friday morning.
Please note that all meetings are confidential within the guidelines of Safeguarding and your permission will be sought before sharing information with outside agencies.