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Oakfield Short Stay School

Learn, Believe, Enjoy and Achieve

Family Support Workers


We employ a dedicated team of Family Support Workers. They are here to support parents and carers whilst their child is at Oakfield Short Stay School. Prior to a child starting at our school, parents and carers will have had at least one induction meeting.  They will be given the name of their link Family Support Worker who will work closely with the family and will explain how the school will support your child.




Senior Family Support Worker 






Jane: 07966 111 060


My name is Jane Sims, I have worked at Oakfield for 11 years, during which time many changes for education, and supporting young people and their families have been made.


As a mother and grandmother I have experienced first-hand the many joys and challenges that parenting brings!


As part of the Oakfield team, my role is to help guide you through the induction process, and ensure that you and your child are welcomed into the Oakfield community. This will be through school visits, involvement with family events and our parent forum. 


During your child’s journey through Oakfield there will be regular home visits, and support with attending health appointments, and meetings, including signposting to and/or liaising with other agencies of support to you and your family.


Support will be provided with paperwork (including Education & Health Care plans), and arrangements to bring about a positive transition to your child’s future school, beyond their time at Oakfield.



Family Support Worker







Christine: 07966 111049


Hi I’m Christine, one of the Family Support workers at Oakfield Short Stay School. I have worked at Oakfield for over 5 years, and  am here to support parents with appointments, completing forms etc or just at the end of a telephone if you feel you need to discuss your child.




  • The lead Oakfield family support worker attends Inclusion Forums, school meetings and multi-agency meetings
  • Flexible support will be offered to parents/carers liaising with other agencies across the local authority.
  • Telephone support is available to parents/carers.
  • Family support workers can make home visit(s) by arrangement.
  • Family support workers are able to arrange parent group events within the mainstream school, focussing on topics, behaviour management, self-esteem, reducing unwanted behaviours and focussing on positive outcomes.
  • Family support workers are able to support parents/carers to attend medical appointment (paediatrician/CAMHS)