Exeter Consortium Schools’ Alliance have set up a ‘Thank you’ scheme to recognise the amazing work done by staff working in our partner schools. Two rewards each worth £100 are given every term to recognise the contribution staff make to school life and supporting pupils.
Reward vouchers include a choice of either a John Lewis voucher or an Exeter Independent Gift Card for the value of £100.
Exeter Consortium are thrilled to announce that the first reward to be given this Autumn term goes to Dawn Courtney, Parent Support Advisor for St Leonard’s Primary School.
Dawn has been nominated by her Headteacher and her role at St Leonard’s is to provide pastoral support to parents/carers and to help with any issues that they may have in relation to supporting their children either at home or at school. Dawn explains “at some point, we all need a bit of support and this can take many forms from the need for a friendly chat, the chance to off-load the stresses of the day, to advice on child development, attendance, health, behaviour, finance and other sensitive matters”.
Dawn explained that “the Parent Support Advisor role is varied, but my primary role is to support families that need some extra help. Relationships and understanding are key to getting positive outcomes for our families. The ultimate goal is to empower parents to create a healthier family environment, by reducing any barriers they might be facing. I also work alongside the amazing children at St Leonard’s. I help them with any worries they might have, and I always offer a listening ear. It is so important for our children to feel safe and heard”.
Dawn has set up a foodbank at school for those parents that need it and has previously been able to provide pantomime vouchers, firework display tickets, deliver Christmas hampers, to help enrich the lives for those in need.
Dawn said “I love being a part of St Leonard’s Primary School and I am so well supported by an amazing team”.
The ‘School Staff ‘Thank You’ scheme’ is open to all Exeter Consortium partner schools as listed on our website HERE and a school can nominate one member of staff per year. To nominate a member of staff from your school please use the Google form HERE. The deadline for nominations is the last Friday before each half term break.
For information about the Exeter Consortium ‘School Staff Thank You Scheme’ please contact firstname.lastname@example.org