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Child and Family Support

At West Rise Junior School we believe strongly in caring for our pupils, families and the wider community.

Nikki Beard

Nikki Beard

Hello, I am Nikki Beard, many of you will already know me but I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that my role in school has changed slightly.

As Child & Family Support here at West Rise Junior School, I am available to offer support to our families.  As a parent myself, I know and understand that parenting is never easy!  I can try to help you with any worries that you may have in relation to your child’s education, behaviour and wellbeing.  I am also available as someone to talk to if you need it.  Many of us have supportive friends and families but sometimes it’s just easier to have a cuppa and chat with someone that we don’t know quite so well.

Support for our families includes:

  • providing information and signposting to other services in the local area
  • assistance in completing paperwork and forms e.g. housing, special educational needs, school places and benefits
  • attendance and support at school and other agency meetings
  • advice and support in promoting positive behaviour at home
  • guidance with career and personal development

Advice and support is confidential although concerns relating to the safeguarding of children will always be dealt with in accordance with the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.  I can meet with you at home or in school at a time to suit yourself.  I may not have all the answers, but hopefully I can help you to work out how to find them!

We have a Child and Family Support Blog which I will endeavour to keep up to date with helpful information, hints and tips etc.

Child & Family Support Blog

You can contact me through the School Office 01323 764037  or by emailing

I am in school on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

I look forward to meeting you,