Karen Pickering is our Family Liaison Officer at Queen's Drive.
'My role is to support parents and carers to ensure their children can learn positivity and flourish during this time at Queen's Drive. I liaise with the school staff and always have the best interests of the children.
As part of the safeguarding team, I work closely with outside agencies to support you and your child offering a confidential service to families at times when they may have changes in their lives or just need extra support. I’m here to listen and advise where necessary. I have access to a range of information which I can signpost you to E.g. attendance problems,friendship concerns,transitions,family circumstances, housing,benefits and generally be a listening ear.
I work to encourage parental involvement within the school by organising workshops and coffee mornings -this gives parents the opportunity to meet each other. I am available for informal chats either in school or within the home environment, so please come up and say hello.
Finally as a Mum myself I never forget how precious children are and it is my aim to build strong relationships with you so every child is happy, thriving and fulfilling their potential.'