My Family Coach – Free Resources for Parents and Families

We have been sent the following information from My Family Coach to share with you.

Free support and resources for schools and families this holiday

Have you heard of My Family Coach? It’s an incredible free platform for schools and families for help and support with all areas of behaviour, school and family life.

The platform includes over 50 hours of free support content from the            experienced team here at Team Teach. There’s articles, podcasts, videos, ebooks and quarterly online parent classes that you and the families you   support can attend and watch on-demand as well.

The resources and support cover a huge variety of topics and we’re always     adding more:

  • Relationships
  • Communication
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Friendships
  • Bullying
  • Calming down
  • School life
  • Healthy living
  • At risk behaviour
  • Screen time

And for this time of year, families might find articles on

understanding behaviourmanaging changes to routineshow to enjoy a family Christmasusing family support for childcare in the holidayssupporting your child through the holidays or why self care isn’t selfish helpful.

It’s all available 24/7 and completely free!

To access the platform as a parent simply visit the My Family Coach website and create an account.


How to make your Christmas Autism friendly

We have been sent a great advice guide from the Specialist Family Support Team at The Toby Henderson Trust about how families can have an autism-friendly Christmas.

It is full of really practical advice and tips to help support autistic children and adults both in the run up to Christmas and on the day itself.

To read the guide please Click Here

Teaching Assistant Vacancy

Would you like to join our School team?

The School currently has a vacancy for a Teaching Assistant.

Full details are available on the North East Jobs website – please click here

Contract Type: Term-time only
Working Pattern: Part time – term time
Advert Start Date: 23/11/2023
Advert End Date: 04/12/2023 12:00
Salary: Band 3
Job Category: Schools – Teaching Assistant
Vacancy ID: 255108
Employment Location: NE15 0BJ
Closing date: Monday 4th December 2023
Contract type: Part Time 19.5 hours per week

Contract term: As soon as possible

Grade/Salary: Band 3 with possible acting up opportunities

The Academy Committee of Heddon-on-the-Wall St. Andrew’s CE Primary School seek to appoint a part time Teaching Assistant to this high achieving school.
This is an exciting opportunity to join an effective school.

We are looking for someone who:

• Is an excellent teaching assistant with high expectations for learning;
• Is enthusiastic, highly motivated, energetic and creative;
• Enjoys new challenges and working as part of an effective team;
• Believes that all children can achieve success;
• Preferably has experience in Early Years.

In return we can offer:

• Committed, dynamic and supportive staff and governors;
• An excellent work environment;
• Support for career development.

Heddon-on-the-Wall St. Andrew’s CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will undertake an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Heddon-on-the-Wall St. Andrew’s CE Primary School is part of Pele Trust

Application forms with covering letter should be emailed to

Closing Date: Monday 4th December 2023

Autumn Term E-Safety Flyer

Every term we are hoping to share an additional flyer with you.

The focus of this flyer will be E-Safety.

As you are aware our children increasingly live in a digital and online world which seems to change and develop almost on a daily basis. As a result it is often difficult to keep up with the latest apps and trends.

In writing this flyer we have focused on the apps which the children tell us that they use most and provided some parental guides for them. These guides highlight the benefits of the apps and some of the potential dangers they pose to children using them.

I have also included a section on how to set parental controls on both Apple and Android devices.

Please contact us if there is a particular app or game you would like information about. If you have any concerns about your child and what they are doing online please speak to your child’s class teacher.

The read the flyer please Click Here