Hello! My name is Tracey Machin and I am the Family Support Worker for Longford Primary Academy.
Family life isn’t always easy, problems or issues can be sensitive and it can be difficult to know what to do or who to talk to. You can feel, at times, like it is the hardest job in the world. Parenting is not easy, nor does it come with a guide!
My main aim is to offer a friendly, approachable person within school, who can offer support by working in partnership with parents, carers, children, and other relevant agencies.
I also run Longford Lions. This is a small group of children who meet in a safe, secure, warm and stimulating environment. Children are offered the opportunity to build 1:1 relationships with adults and other children, and participate in activities that involve creating, sharing, caring, turn taking and building each others self esteem. The aim is to give children the confidence they need to be able to access learning. Self Esteem, Friendships and Anger management groups are also run by myself on a weekly basis.
I am available to meet at a convenient location for you, such as your home, or at school. I can provide you with the information you need, so we can decide what support your family requires. Every family is unique; there are so many reasons why you may decide to make contact. This could be for information regarding managing behaviour, school attendance, educational issues including special educational needs, health issues etc. or if just need someone to listen to you.
If you have concerns and would like to make contact with me you can do so by speaking with Mrs Mahon or Mrs Davis in the school office. Alternatively I run drop in sessions every Monday from 9am-10.25am to discuss any concerns you may have.