Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

Outstanding Catholic School(Nov 2015
Diocese of Clifton)

Family Support

Welcome to our Family Support page.

During the last academic year two of our members of staff, Mrs Ratajczak and Miss Michienzi, have undergone training to enable them to support families or children who are experiencing challenges at home or in school.  Both members of staff are able to give information, advice and counselling on a large variety of issues.  These range from separation and bereavement right through to confidence and self-esteem building.  Our aim is to offer practical advice and guidance by providing a confidential service, a listening ear and help finding the information you need to ensure that your child has the best possible school experience.  Anyone wishing to access this support may make an appointment with Mrs Ratajczak or Miss Michienzi by contacting the school office.  

Krys Kallie

Listed below are some useful websites that you may find helpful.  If you know of any other websites with information on benefits, schemes or grants or anything you think would be useful to share, please let us know and we will make them available to parents.

Financial Help

Free School Meals Application form

moneysavingexpert.com - very useful site giving money saving ideas, grants, financial information

Tax Credits

Housing Benefits

The Money Advice Service

Help with Water bills

Benefits Advisor

Housing, Energy and Boiler Grants

Council Tax Reductions

Swindon Emergency Assistance Fund

 

Support

Swindon Parent Partnership - This service is funded by Swindon Borough Council.  It operates independently as a confidential service for parents and carers of children with special educational needs.

2 Year old funding/3 year old funding - check out the website if you think you may be entitled.

Domestic Issues - Swindon Women's Aid, Forced Marriage

CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

Chatdanger - keeping your child safe online