Family Support Worker

"Parents remark warmly about the care offered to their children and their children’s enjoyment of school."

OfSTED September 2019

Hi, My name is Amanda Patterson and I am the Family Support Worker here at WEJS.

My job is to support children and their families with anything they may be finding a bit tricky. This could include; Social, emotional and mental health concerns, problems in or out of school, transition, attendance, understanding behaviour and more.

Having 3 children myself of various ages, I know the challenges I face as a parent and want to be able to help you with something I may have found difficult myself, or signpost you to somewhere that can offer help when you most need it.

I am in school Monday to Thursday and would love to see you for a chat. Appointments can be made via the school office or please feel free to see me on the gate before/after school.

You may also find the following links useful:

Family Support

Early Help

Just One Norfolk (NHS)

Benjamin Foundation


Children’s Mental Health

Point 1



Adult Mental Health

Well-being service




Nelson’s Journey



Domestic Violence


National Domestic Violence Helpline


Financial Support

Norfolk Local Assistance Scheme

Thomas Anguish

Citizen’s Advice Bureau

The Solihull Parenting Course

We offer parents and carers the opportunity to complete the Solihull Parenting Course. This course is open to all parents and carers whose children attend West Earlham Infant and Junior School.

The course can help you to:

  • Understand your child’s behaviour and how they communicate.
  • Recognise how your child is feeling.
  • Reduce the difficulties you face in everyday life.
  • Improve how you communicate with your child.
  • Understand the importance of play.
  • Develop good routines and boundaries.
  • Improve relationships between you and child for a happier and calmer home.

100% of parents who have completed this course said they would definitely recommend it to other parents.

“I really enjoyed the course. I would recommend to anybody to come along and do the course. It really has helped me to think about how I parent my children and I feel stronger to cope with things. Thank you!”

“It was reassuring to know that I am not alone in ‘my battle.’ I have learnt that it’s ok to feel angry/upset and there is always a solution. I have learnt a few techniques and tips for an easier, calmer, controlled life.”

The Solihull Parenting Course is also offered as a free online course to all parents/carers living in Norfolk.  Please click on the link below to find out more:

West Earlham Junior School
Scarnell Road, Norwich NR5 8HT

Telephone: 01603 454569

Headteacher: Mrs Catrin Eyers
School Business Manager: Mrs Beverley Savage