Family Support

Family Support

Family Support Worker Marian Smith is available to offer support and guidance for any concerns or difficulties that families are experiencing.  These may include significant life changes such as moving home or school, family break-up, separation, loss and bereavement or social and emotional issues such as anxiety, anger-management, low self-esteem or relationship difficulties.

  • Available on a daily basis for parent/carer drop-ins
  • Contact on school mobile – 07514430379
  • Individual support for pupils on 1:1 basis to support social and emotional wellbeing
  • Trained as Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA),  with on-going supervision from the County Psychological Team and to BACP Level 2 in Counselling Skills

Links to information for parents and carers:

  • Dorset’s Family Information Service –
  • The voice for young people’s mental health and wellbeing –
  • Mental health and wellbeing advice and support for children, young people families, carers and professionals working across Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset –
  • Digital Parenting Vodafone   Helping you to help your child manage their digital world –
  • Mosaic is a Dorset wide charity offering a pathway of support to bereaved children, young people and their families-
  • Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK. We offer support & guidance to bereaved children, families and professionals –

Family Art Club Time

  • Families can enjoy spending time together drawing, painting, colouring, sketching etc.  Materials and refreshments available.
  • When – Drop-in Every Tuesday from 3-4pm
  • Where – Learning Hub
  • Who – All children and parents, although Reception and Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2) children to be accompanied by an adult.

Home Learning Zone

is a place to complete homework tasks with support and resources available.
It’s located within our brand new, exciting Learning Hub (previously the library area).
Who is it for? All children and parents/carers to use together.  Pupils in years 5 & 6 will also be welcome to visit independently with parental permission. Slips are available in the Learning Hub.
When is it? Every Monday from 3.00 – 4.00 pm, Mrs Smith will be available to provide support, resources and refreshments. 
We look forward to seeing you!


The NSPCC have an excellent website that contains lots of advice for parents/carers about topics such as:

After the recent tragic events in Manchester on the 22nd May and in London on the 3rd June, they have produced a page on their website about how to support children worried about terrorism.  Please click on the link below to view this page:

Supporting children worried about terrorism

Parent-Carer Council

The Dorset Parent-Carer Council began in June 2009 with a small group of parent carers united by their experiences, passion and commitmnet. They currently have over 700 members and have an excellent website which you can view by clicking here

Parent Forum

Have Your Say. Bridport Primary School is committed to continuous improvement.  Over the last few years, the school has worked to improve communication with parents and take on board suggestions or recommendations that they may have to help us improve outcomes for the children.  We have strengthened this by creating a Parent Forum. The remit of the Parent Forum will be to focus on whole school improvement. It is an opportunity to gauge parental opinion on a range of aspects of school and to take feedback from both members and the wider parent body. 

Bridport Children’s Centre

The Bridport Children’s Centre (West Dorset Family Partnership Zone) page on Dorset For You is here

The Xchange

The Xchange is a great website with news and information for Dorset families with children who are disabled or have additional needs. Click here to visit the Xchange.

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