My name is Hiedi Larter and I am the school's Family Champion and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
At Mile Oak we understand that sometimes families and children experience difficult times which can make a happy, successful school and home life a struggle.
My role is to provide impartial support, advice and information to the families within our school community. I meet with parents both in school and in their homes and act as a link between home and the school community. Information is only shared within school on a 'need to know' basis.
Support for families includes:
- Providing information and signposting to other services in the local area.
- One-to-one support and guidance, and a listening ear, for families and children.
- Support to access Early Help intervention.
- I have completed Community Ambassador training with RISE in relation to domestic abuse.
- Assistance in completing paperwork and forms.
- Help to improve school attendance.
- Attending meetings with other agencies.
- Advice and support in promoting positive behaviour at home.
- Themed Time to Talk parental support sessions.
Finally, as a mum myself, I appreciate how treasured and important your children are and it is my aim to build strong relationships with you so that every child is happy, thriving and fulfilling their potential. I may not have all the answers, but hopefully we can work together to find them!
Please see for upcoming Triple P workshops available, free, to parents/carers based in Brighton & Hove. Links to book are on our webpages: Triple P parenting workshops (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Workshops for parents of children under 10 years old
The Power of Positive Parenting: tips for parents of children under 10
This workshop will give you practical tips on creating a positive relationship with your child and help you deal with challenges when they come up.
Workshops for parents of Year 6 pupils
Transition to Secondary School Workshop
Find out ways to support your child to settle well at secondary school.
This workshop includes looking at:
- developing self-discipline
- being a good problem-solver
- following school rules
- having supportive friends
Workshops for parents of teenagers
Coping with teenagers emotions
This two hour workshop will look at some of the reasons teenagers can become emotional and gives some practical suggestions to help you.
The last few years have been a difficult time and we know that many families are struggling with money and affording healthy food for their family. However, there is support available. You may be eligible for free school meals for your child - Apply for free school meals - GOV.UK
Everyone across the City can buy low-cost shopping if they need to. More information is available here: https://bhfood.org.uk/how-to-hub/low-cost-and-free-community-shopping/
If you are pregnant or have a child under 4 you may also be able to get help to buy milk, fruit and vegetables. Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start).
If you would like any more information on any of the above, please contact the school office.
Brighton and Hove Recovery College, offers educational courses as a route to recovery from mental health challenges.
The College is provided in partnership with the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and as part of the Community Roots network of mental health support.
All courses are free, and are designed and delivered by people with lived experience of mental health challenges (Peer Trainers), together with clinical staff and other professionals. Whether you are hoping to gain a better understanding of mental health challenges or are looking to develop new skills and abilities, the Recovery College provides a range of workshops and courses that may be of interest.
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