Family Support


At Old Moat we feel that parent/school relationships are important, Our Family Support Worker Mrs Walsh is available to support you on a range of issues e.g.


Housing advice

Benefit Support

Sleep Routines

Behaviour Support

Health Issues

Letters of support

High School information

Local area information


Mrs Walsh is also available to support parents who may need support for the whole family, she is available to offer an EHA if required, this a voluntary service where parents take the lead in what support services are required, she will link up with other professionals to get you the support needed at that time e.g.: housing connect, sure start, health services.


Please take a look at all the downloads that may be of interest to you. If you have any other suggestions or useful information you would like to share please let us know.


We hold a monthly parent meet in school so that we can gather ideas for the school regarding fundraising, parent engagement and sharing experiences and knowledge that will support our school. These run on the first Monday of each month in the staff room, younger children are welcome.


We have groups for parents running currently on:

English for parents



We also have a number of parent volunteers in school who help out with reading, trips etc... If you are interested, please let us know.


We are working closely with the Adult Learning Centre and Sure Start in providing courses to suit the needs for all parents. Recent groups that have ran are Confident parent, Confident Child, Behaviour support groups and Fun with numbers. These groups have been planned around the needs of the families who attend both Old Moat and Sure Start.

If you would like any advice on the courses on offer or any other support, please leave a message with the office and Julie Walsh will contact you. 


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