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Family Support Worker

Mrs Summers


Mrs Toni Summers is our dedicated family Support Worker at Gateway who liaises with and supports ALL of our families. The main role of our Family Support Worker is to be available and support families including medical concerns, changes to family circumstances and with military deployment and postings.

As a school with about 60% Service children we are proud of our links with RAF Brize Norton and the support we provide for our service families. 


We have a transition programme for every child starting at Gateway and Mrs Summers role is to help settle children in quickly ensuring they make friends and feel happy in their new school. They become part of 'our new friends at Gateway' board at the main entrance to the school and have dedicated time with Mrs Summers to settle in and become accustomed to our school and routines.


Mrs Summers runs a 'Buddy club' for service children and their friends when a parent has been deployed. This is a fun lunchtime activity club that the children are invited to attend.

When children are leaving our school then Mrs Summers takes time to prepare the children for the changes and contacts the new school ahead of the leaving date ensuring vital information is passed on ready for the move or posting. Every child that leaves Gateway takes a memories booklet with them and if they want to they can write a letter or telephone their new class teacher to say hello.


Mrs Summers can be found most mornings on our main playground and is available to talk to or ask any questions that you may have about your child or circumstances. 


If you would prefer to contact Mrs Summers in a more private setting and time then please contact her on the email below or telephone the school office to make an appointment.

Email Mrs Summers - 

Telephone the school office on 01993 842189


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