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Dartford Bridge Primary

Our Family Support Manager

Hello, my name is Paul Thompson.

I am the school-based Family Support Manager, Wellbeing lead and DSL. I am here to listen, offer support, empathise and care. 

I am available to work with all parents who need information about school matters as well as requiring help accessing other agencies. I have access to an extensive range of information and can sign-post parents to a variety of services.

Some examples of areas in which I can support parents are:

  • Attendance Issues
  • Behaviour Support
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Classroom Issues e.g. behaviour/friendships etc.
  • Family Learning
  • Family Circumstances affecting your child e.g. parental separation, bereavement etc.
  • Free School Meals
  • Friendship Issues
  • Homework Concerns
  • Medical/Health Concerns
  • Offer signposting information to other agencies, e.g. School Nurse, CAMHS, Home Start Transition Information
  • SATs concerns
  • Transition to Secondary School

Draw and Talk

Draw & Talk is a well-being intervention at DBCPS. This is a gentle and non-intrusive method of working with the children who need a little help to support their emotional and learning needs. A trained practitioner/staff member from the school staff will work with the child, for one 20-minute session, every week, for one term. If you wish to discuss the support your child will receive, please call the school office to make an appointment/speak to Mr Thompson.

 Parent Resources

Managing your mental health – There are simple steps you can take to look after your mental health and wellbeing. We will continue to add and update the information to this page.

Wellbeing activity ideas for families – Parents can look at and explore our Well-being link, it is packed with well-being support and information, with links to organisations and safeguarding advice. Any help or advice please do not hesitate to contact Mr Thompson.

Parent Info  Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.


Information and Resources

Autism Information Booklet 

Childcare, children and family's information service

Email: kentcfis@kent.gov.uk
Call: 03000 41 23 23
Text relay: 18001 03000 41 23 23
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Contact Centre, Invicta House, Maidstone, ME14 1XX

Contacting Mr Thompson

Mr Thompson is available throughout the school day Monday to Friday.

Appointments to see Mr Thompson can be made at the front office or you can send him a message directly:

Contact our Family Support Manager, Mr Thompson

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