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St Bartholomew's

Primary Academy

Hand in hand we learn, we grow, we soar


‘I don’t give up and I bounce back from my mistakes.’


‘I treat others how I would like to be treated.’


‘I am friendly and caring in my words and actions.’


‘I am honest and helpful and make the right choices.’


‘I rise to a challenge and I am brave.’


‘I have love for myself, for others and for God.’

Parent Support Advisor

Parent Support Advisor

The Parent Support Advisor at St Bartholomew's, works with parents and carers to find appropriate solutions, to ensure a safe and happy environment where children thrive and learn.


Mrs Lorraine Diston is the St Bartholomew's Parent Support Advisor and has worked at St Bartholomew's for over 10 years.


What does our Parent Support Advisor do?

The Parent Support Advisor, can offer parents and carers advice and support in a confidential and impartial manner. This can help to get the best outcomes for their child at home, at school and in the community.


Parenting can be difficult at times and there is no rule book, working with the Parent Support Advisor can help parents and carers find answers to their parenting questions.


How does our Parent Support Adviser do this?

One to one support

Listening to parents/carers and giving confidential support and guidance

Providing information and signposting to other relevant services

Support with your childs attendance

Community concerns

Behaviour advice

Facilitating The Triple P parenting programme. Care in the Family programme, Anxiety and Resilience Workshops


Why might you need to use our Parent Support Advisor?

My child is having difficulties settling into school…My child is anxious about school…My child’s behaviour is getting out of hand…I have got lots of questions about being a parent…I am worried about my child going to secondary school…I just need someone I can talk to…I’m really worried about my son/daughter’s self-esteem…I would like to know who else I can talk to about my situation….I need housing support…..I have no money for food


How do I contact the Parent Support Advisor?

Mrs Diston can be contacted on 07884253714 or through the school office.