Meet Mrs Maher, our Family liaison officer!
Mrs.Anwen Maher is our Family Liaison Officer (FLO) at Ysgol Y Foryd and is here to listen and support all of our families as and when they need it.
Mrs Maher is based in our family liaison room at school, which is situated behind the gated area next to Traed Bach. Fun parenting classes and coffee shops are run by Mrs.Maher as and when our covid rules allow us to. The classes are always a big hit and there is always a waiting list to get on them. They will be updated as they are available on school Dojo.
We carried on our community activities the best we could whilst covid rules restricted us from being together. So Mrs.Maher arranged some exciting activities to keep the children occupied and to keep in touch with us at school. The children were excited to do a pebble hunt, finding our Ysgol Y Foryd pebbles hidden around our community. And when 'I'm a Celebrity' came to our local Gwrych Castle , we organised a letter hunt for the families to find around the local businesses and then they had to scramble them and find the winning word.
The stresses of everyday life can be overwhelming for all of us and sometimes you may feel you just need to talk these through with someone. You may feel you need help with financial, social and emotional wellbeing, grief and loss, parental separation, parenting problems. Anwen will be around to help and support you all and be able to liaise with professionals and staff if needed. If you feel you would like an informal , confidential chat please feel free to Dojo message her or she can also be found around the yards on drop off and home times and you can book in with her there too.
Many events and opportunities for families in school time
OUR CHILDREN THRIVE WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER
POP IN TIME! Your child has a weekly time after school for 15 minutes or so which is time for you to see the classroom, talk to the class teacher or ask a member of your child's class team a question.
Pop in days are:
COFFEE SHOP! We hold a weekly coffee shop in our school hall run by parent members of the PTA. It is every Friday from 2.20pm - 3pm - please come along for a chat and chill! Classes take it in turns to host the coffee shops too.
Due to Covid-19, Pop-in days and coffee shop are not taking place currently
There are many opportunities for families to get involved with their children’s school day, and to attend a variety of groups.
Traed Bach run regular Language/Number and Play sessions throughout the year which are always well attended, where children and parents get involved with activities together in the classroom.
‘Parents Early Engagement Partnership’ have been running popular courses, with programmes full of ideas and activities to develop skills through play.
Jo Matthews has also been hosting ‘Parentalk’ courses & 'Positive Parenting' courses - a series of 6 week sessions, which cover essential topics for parents and give lots of handy tips!
Jo has also delivered ‘Eat well Spend less’ courses - also 6 sessions that are been very enjoyable – giving tips for eating healthily on a budget and practical opportunities to cook some delicious food!
Look out for other courses which will be running throughout the year.
Look out for some of these courses being available online during the current pandemic.