Hello, I would like to introduce myself, my name is Rosy Soady and I am the school Family Liaison Officer.

I am here to help you and your child get the best from this school by providing support, advice and information.

As Family Liaison Officer, I work closely with families to support school staff and external agencies in partnership with families. I liaise with all school staff, always in the best interests of the children and their families. I work impartially and confidentially and can provide a ‘listening ear’ if you ever need advice or support.

Parenting isn’t an easy job and at times things can get extremely tough and I am here to help with any queries or worries you may have. I can’t promise to have all the answers but my aim is to work with parents, carers and families to find them help and support them through this process.

Please email me at: rsoady@stbarnabasmat.com or call the office and ask to be put through to me. I work 5 days a week during term time.


I can help support families in a number of ways, which include:

– Meeting with parents and carers either in school or at home

– Telephone and email support

– Parenting courses and workshops

– Support in referring on to other/more appropriate services

– Signposting to services and other agencies for support and advice


Some examples of areas that I can help with are:

– Parental/ Family concerns

– School lateness/Attendance

– Transition (moving) through schools

– Emotional wellbeing

– Parent confidence building


I am able to make foodbank referrals for anyone who needs this, I regularly check my emails in the holidays so I can make referrals to the foodbank throughout the year.

I have been working closely with St Martin’s Church who have been running a Kidsmatter parenting group, they have also trained up coaches to come into school to work with children on a one-to-one basis, this is through an organisation called TLG (Transforming Lives for Good). This will be starting in school imminently.

Recently I started a second hand uniform shop in school every other Friday, the first one was really successful! If you have any uniform that your children have outgrown that is still in good condition, please bring it to me for the shop. We are low on sizes for years 5 and 6.

Mrs England and I run a parent steering group every half term and would love to see more parents attend. We discuss home learning, uniform, raising standards, all kinds of things that affect the families and children at our school. We feel it is really important to listen to the parent/carer voice and work together for the best outcomes for the children here.