Home School Support Worker 

Hello my name is Rachel O'Mara and I am the Home School Support Worker at St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary and Nursery Academy.
My role is to support parents/carers and children to engage with all aspects of the life of the school. Modern life can be stressful and pressurised presenting many challenges and obstacles - I am here to try and help overcome some of those obstacles in order to give all the children at St Margaret Clitherow the best possible chance of enjoying school life and maximising their potential.



Below are some of the issues I can try to help with:

  • Mental and physical health issues

  • Housing and debt worries

  • Form filling

  • Pupil Benefits

  • Training and education

  • Volunteering in the community

  • Getting involved in school life

  • Drug and alcohol awareness

  • Child protection

  • Family relationship problems

  • Bereavement and loss

  • Confidence building

If I can't help directly then I will do my best to signpost parents/carers and their families to more appropriate services. If you would like to meet me or speak to me please contact the school office and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Tel - 0115 9150296

Email - admin@st-margaretclitheorw.nottingham.sch.uk


St Margaret Clitherow Primary Academy is now registered with a number of local support agencies who can help out in times of need with food and clothing. Referrals for any of the following services can be obtained from Rachel O’Mara (Home School Support Worker).

Arnold Foodbank-aims to provide short term emergency food to individuals and families in crisis. Food parcels typically contain basics such as milk, tea, coffee, sugar, cereals, juice, pasta, rice, soup, vegetables, pasta sauces, tinned fruit, tinned meat/fish. Each food pack is enough to last three days.

The Foodbank also stocks some essential non-food items such as toiletries, nappies, baby food and pet food.
Arnold Foodbank is based at Daybrook Baptist Church on Mansfield Road and is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 1:30-3:00pm.


Bestwood and Bulwell Foodbank-gives food to families in crisis. The food includes cereals, milk, fruit juice, soup, pasta, meat, fish, pudding and vegetables-providing balanced meals for three days. The amounts given will depend on the size of the family but aims to provide the whole family with three days worth of meals. Food is donated by churches, individuals groups or charities and by public collections at local supermarkets.

Bulwell and Bestwood Foodbank is based at St Phillips Church, Knights Close, Top Valley  and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-3:00pm and Saturdays 10:00-12:00.

Sharewear Clothing Scheme-the clothing scheme is run in partnership with local churches in Bestwood, Bulwell and Basford. The scheme aims to provide clothes for all age groups and sizes as well as school uniform, coats and bed linen. As well as children’s clothing  the scheme aims to help out if people need smart clothes for interviews/appointments etc.

If you are experiencing problems with food and/or clothing or any other issues that may be worrying you please feel free to drop in to see me or contact the school office. 

Rachel O'Mara  Home School Support Worker  0115 9150296

Member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Academy Trust

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