Family Support

Family support worker

Ms Maria Evans is our Family Support Worker.

Her work includes supporting families and children and she is based in an office by our canteen. Maria runs a Positive Parenting Programme on Wednesday morning between 8:45am and 10:30am, including tea, coffee and a biscuit! She liaises with South Devon College and other providers, to deliver parental learning courses. These include Literacy, Computing and the latest course is a City and Guilds Mathematics course, which runs for 15 weeks. Maria also works 1:1 with parents who need support in a range of areas.

Child and Family Support Worker

Mrs Lesley Bastow is our child and family support worker.

She helps parents with everyday problems and helps them in contacting the right support.

You can contact her on make an appointment to see her in the office or catch her around school.

Contact: Maria at or call into the office to make an appointment

Help and Advice

There is a wealth of advice and articles available on Parent Info, Click the logo to visit their website.

There are also a number of helpful leaflets below, if you would like any further advice, support or just a chat, please contact Maria or Lesley.

Parents family room timetable 2nd half of Autumn term.pdf

Parent Room Calendar

No. 1 Tips on good listening.pdf
No. 2 How to give children more confidence.pdf
No. 3 Helping children get on with each other.pdf
No. 4 Tips to remember when you need to make a stand.pdf
No. 6 How to deal with difficult situations.pdf
No 7 Tips on dealing with anger.pdf
No. 8 Tips on dealing with dishonesty.pdf
No. 9 Tips on dealing with tantrums.pdf
No. 10 How to help children be good.pdf

Telephone Number

01803 327161

Barton Hill Academy

Barton Hill Road, Torquay, TQ2 8JA

E-mail address