Rainham Village Primary School and Nursery

Rainham Village Primary School and Nursery

Quality Education Meeting Individual Needs

Support for Parents

Please find information regarding our Home School Support Worker, Havering services and support that could be of help to your family.

HSSW - Home School Support Worker

Our HSSW works preventatively with families, children and the school to provide early intervention, signposting, support and guidance, particularly in times of change and stress.

  Support for pupils includes:

  • promoting good attendance and punctuality
  • promoting self-esteem and confidence
  • promoting positive behaviour and positive attitudes to learning
  • providing one-to-one support

‚Äč  Support for families includes:

  • providing information and signposting to services in the local area
  • liaising with external services such as housing
  • assistance in completing paperwork and forms e.g. housing, school places and benefits
  • liaising with utility companies and assisting parents with debt management
  • attendance and support at school and other agency meetings
  • advice and support in promoting positive behaviour and routines at home
  • Our HSSW offers a drop-in session every Tuesday between 8.30-9.30am or can be contacted by email shill@rainhamvillage.havering.sch.uk 


Early Help Parenting Service

Cost of Living Support

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Please visit 'Financial help and advice - The London Borough of Havering' website page for help and advice regarding the cost of living.

There is also information and support regarding:

  • Warm spaces
  • General finances
  • Havering Helps - Emergency Assistance Scheme
  • Benefits
  • Energy support
  • Council tax support
  • Children and schools - Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF)
  • Food
  • Mental health support
  • Getting into work
  • Housing tenants

Havering Adult College

Potty Training Workshop - 05.06.2024

Havering cost of living online hub

The Council’s new cost of living online hub brings together all of the support available to residents – from financial help with food and energy bills to free school holiday meals and mental health.

The website contains links to the Havering Helps assistance scheme, details of warm spaces, council tax support, debt management services, energy grants, food banks and community hubs, as well as online benefits calculators so residents can be sure they’re receiving all the support they are entitled to.

The Council will also publish details of any new support schemes, both local and national, in the Living in Havering email bulletin.

Havering Adult College

Dedicated Dads event

Wednesday 5th June 2024, 6-7pm

London Neurodiversity Umbrella Project - Parent/Carer Webinars

Please scroll down on the document to find the QR codes to gain access to the webinars.

Havering Emotional Support Team (HEST)

The Havering Emotional Support Team (HEST) are offering a series of online workshops for parents to support with understanding and managing child's emotional wellbeing. Please scan the QR code on the poster for more information and booking. 

Family Lives - Online Parenting Courses


Please click on the link in blue to find online parenting courses - Online parenting classes | Family Lives

Online parenting courses are a great way to get advice and learn new skills in the comfort of your own home and at times to suit you. All of our courses are filled with helpful techniques and ideas that we are sure will help you become a confident and happy parent. Crucially, you can do our course whenever and wherever suits you and work through it at our own pace but you will need to complete the course in 60 days from enrolment.

Courses include:

  • Parents together
  • Let's play
  • Coping with teens
  • A new baby in the family
  • Bringing up confident children
  • Sibling arguments and how to manage them 

Emotional Wellbeing for Children and Young People

Please click the link in blue to go through to the Havering support services page regarding mental health and wellbeing. - https://familyserviceshub.havering.gov.uk/kb5/havering/directory/advice.page?id=y37Dj5L86wQ 

Support is available in Havering for children, young people and those supporting them (e.g. parents/carers and professionals). The THRIVE framework is an integrated, person centred and needs led approach to delivering mental health services. This framework has been used to present the support available

It conceptualises need in five categories:

  • Thriving
  • Getting Advice and Signposting
  • Getting Help
  • Getting More Help
  • Getting Risk Support

Emphasis is placed on prevention and also the promotion of mental health and wellbeing across the whole population. 

The Framework is needs-led. This means that mental health needs are defined by children, young people and families alongside professionals through shared decision-making. Needs are not based on severity, diagnosis or health care pathways. Children and young people should be supported with accessing services to meet their mental health needs.