Olton Primary School

Learning Together, Achieving More

Family Support



Family Support





Family Support Workers - `A Friendly Face'


The Family Support workers at Olton Primary are:

Mrs Napier - (Full time, across both sites)

Ms Glover - (Part-time, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, across both sites)

Mrs Watkins - ( Two days per week)


Please remember Mrs Napier and Mrs Glover are always on hand to help and support and you can make contact with them if there is anything you want to talk through.


Useful Websites & Helplines

Mental Health Services

When children's mental health needs more direct support from a professional we can refer to the likes of Solar or Forward Thinking Birmingham. 

Below are links to a useful video and websites from Solihull School Nursing Team aimed at Primary school aged children regarding emotional health and well-being. 


Supporting Children's Mental Health 

Wellbeing tips for Young People

The website links include self-help videos for young people with all sorts of tips on exercise, sleep, worry and how to take care on social media as well as advice and sources of support.


Bereavement Services

Losing someone is one of the hardest things to face but it isn’t something that you have to tackle alone.

Learn more about St Mary's Hospice bereavement support.

Community Bereavement Service - Birmingham St Mary's Hospice


Other bereavement services:

Edward's Trust

Winston's Wish


Family Support Services


Women's Aid provide support to women and their children in the Birmingham and Solihull area. 

Call their confidential helpline on 0808 800 0028



Young Carers


At Olton we like to give special attention to our students who are Young Carers. Every half term we come together to acknowledge the children's roles, build friendships with other Young Carers and take part in some well-deserved fun activities. 


Young Carers - Carers Trust Solihull


Outside agencies:-


Solihull - Help with food and fuel

The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham 

Solihull – Hobs Moat - The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham



FREE Eat Well, Move More Programme


Eat Well Move More - Family Healthy Lifestyle Service - Solihull Active

Eat Well Move More is a FREE support service for children (4-16years) who are classified as overweight or obese (over 91st centile).

Eat Well Move More Self Referral - Solihull Active

Eat Well Move More Self Referral. Eat Well Move More is a family healthy lifestyle service for children and their families. Eligibility: Aged 4 (must be in Reception) – 16 years


Well-Being Resources

We have put together a selection of resources and strategies to support the wellbeing of your whole family which we hope you will find useful. These can be accessed via the link below.


Mrs Napier , Mrs Glover & Mrs Watkins



Family Support Workers


Click on the link below for Covid-19 information:

Covid-19 Information/Resources 

Family Support Worker Newsletter - October 2021


Our Family Support Worker Team of Mrs Napier, Ms Glover and Mrs Watkins will be sending home a termly newsletter with lots of useful information to support parents.

The newsletter will include :

  •  An introduction to the Family Support Worker Team and ways to make contact with them
  •  Updates about events happening in school or in the local community
  •  Free courses from Solihull approach
  •  Useful websites