Parent And Child Support Worker At Oak Tree School



Michele Haigh

My name is Michele and I am the Parent and Child Support Worker at Oak Tree School. I have been at Oak Tree School since October 2018 when I started as a Teaching Assistant. I am honoured to be given the opportunity to do this really important job for the school and I am extremely proud to say I work here.

I have worked with young people and families for over 15 years within the youth offending team, drug and alcohol services and in schools. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family in the outdoors, playing tennis and I love baking!

As a Parent and Child Support Worker I am available to support with a wide range of matters to include:
– home routines
– behaviour
– emotional well being
– general issues regarding children
– support with completing forms/attending meetings
– signposting to other agencies or help to access information about services in the area

These are just examples and my door is always open! I am available to have an informal chat to discuss your needs and to help you to get the support that is right for you and your family. Equally, if you have any ideas yourself or feedback that would add value to what we already provide at school with family support then please let me know I would love to hear about it!

You can contact me on the school number 01872 264221 or by email

SPACE – Supporting parents and children emotionally

SPACE is a new free programme for any parent and carer who wants to better understand and support their children’s emotions as well as their own.

To book contact the school and ask for Michele Haigh- Parent Support Worker

Request A Food Bank Voucher Here!

As a school we are now able to give parents and carers a foodbank voucher for your nearest Trussell Trust Food Bank if you need emergency food.  This doesn’t include the privately run foodbanks.

We will need to pass on some basic information about you in order for the food bank to understand why you need support and to ensure you are given the right emergency food.  If you would like to talk this through or you would like to request a  voucher then please contact the school directly and ask for Michele Haigh, Parent Support Worker or alternatively email

More information on the Trussell Trust can be found here


What is LPPA?

The Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) is a national award that shows our commitment to Parents, carers and our community. The award is recognised by the DFES and externally validated.

What are we doing?

Oak Tree school are working towards the Leading Parent Partnership Award.  It will provide a framework not only for reviewing existing practice but for innovation. The process will help us to gain a deeper understanding of parent & carer needs.  This process will support us to improve outcomes for all pupils by unpicking the learning barriers that different groups may face.

The LPPA Objectives

  • The school demonstrates  a commitment to work toward the LPPA
  • The school makes and implements effective plans to achieve and maintain LPPA
  • The school is a welcoming and friendly place for parents/carers
  • The school promotes an awareness of and participation in lifelong learning opportunities available in school and the community to all groups of parents & carers.
  • The school actively promotes enrichment opportunities or events for joint parent-child participation.
  • The school provides good induction for all parents & carers
  • The school provides parents/carers with relevant and user-friendly guidance and information to help them support their children’s learning
  • The school produces and implements parent carers friendly policies to establish effective home-school links and improve pupils/student attendance, punctuality, behaviour and progress and positive participation in school
  • The school provides good support for transition for parents/carers when their children Leave Oak Tree school
  • The school evaluates performance against the LPPA objectives and key performance indicators

What are the benefits of gaining the award?

  • Improve student attendance
  • Behaviour & Progress
  • Increased parental  participation  and engagement
  • Key parental support for children’s learning
  • Improved home & school communication

What can families do to help Oak Tree School achieve this award?

  • Read all newsletters and publicity we send out
  • Come along to our events if you can—a mix of online and face to face.
  • Complete any questionnaires or surveys we send out.
  • Come and speak with us directly if you have any questions

Last month we sent out information notifying you that we are working towards the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) and asking you to complete a survey.

The LPPA is a national award that will provide us with a valuable school improvement tool and also give us recognition for our
commitment to working with parents we were overwhelmed by the returns and would like to share the results with you.


Contact information if you have any questions

Michele Haigh—Parent Support Worker:

Michelle Pascoe – Designated Safeguarding  Lead