Clifford’s Tower Daffodils – Press Article

Have you seen the daffodils at Clifford’s Tower? Last year, Mrs Burt took the children from Y5/6 to join in the volunteer effort on a very soggy November day, planting thousands of bulbs to help restore the beautiful and poignant display that commemorates one of the worst anti-Jewish atrocities of the Middle Ages.

As the daffodils come into bloom, and to mark the anniversary of the massacre, which took place on the 16th March 1190, the York Press have written about this – please click the image below to read the full article.

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Vacancy – Midday Supervisory Assistant Vacancy

Could you be part of our friendly lunchtime team?

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, energetic and committed midday supervisory assistant to join our friendly lunchtime team and currently have a permanent position. Our ideal candidate will have:

  • effective communication skills
  • a caring attitude
  • tact and sensitivity
  • observational skills
  • an approachable style
  • the ability to react calmly and quickly in an emergency.

The working pattern is 11.30-1.15, Monday to Friday, during term time.
The salary is £20,258-£20,427, reduced pro rata based on 9.60 hours per week over 45.4 weeks (term time weeks plus paid holiday allocation)

For more information or an informal chat about this job opportunity please do contact Mrs Deighton, Mrs Butterworth and Mrs Waters in the office.

Letter to Parents & Carers 30/1/23

Please find below the latest letter from Mrs Clarke, and a helpful guide to Robox and E-safety. We will be including further E-safety information with future newsletters and adding some E-safety advice posts to the website too! Click on the images to see a larger .pdf version. 

Family Matters Courses for January ’23

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly!

Christmas is a wonderful time of year when we can celebrate with friends and family and take a break from our usual family routines. We do hope that you have a lovely festive season, but we also know that it can be a very testing time as we navigate different family expectations and hopes. We understand that this puts extra strain on parenting. So, as we enter 2023, join us to share ideas and concerns, and to consider simple strategies to support your parenting in the new year. We have a range of evidence-based courses coming up which will equip you with the tools you need to parent more confidently.

Here at Family Matters York we want to wish you and your family a Very Happy Christmas and our warmest wishes that 2023 brings you and your family closer together. We look forward to seeing you in 2023!

For an overview of our upcoming 2023 courses, click hereFamily Matters

Monday afternoons
12.45 – 2.45pm (4 weeks) starting 16th January at Clifton Children’s Centre, Clifton, York YO30 6BF
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Thursday evenings
7.30 – 9.30pm (4 weeks) starting 12th January at The Barnabas Centre, Salisbury Terrace, York YO26 4XP
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Thursday mornings
9.30 – 11.30am (5 weeks) starting 12th January at St Lawrence’s CE School, 99 Heslington Rd, York YO10 5BW
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Thursday evenings (online)
7.15 – 9pm via Zoom
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To book a place or for further information please contact Jen Wootten:
  • Tel: 07393 147259
  • Email:

Or you can find more information about our courses on the Family Matters website

We also offer Reconnect, a 5 session couple to couple mentoring service, focusing on relationship skills to help you strengthen your couple relationship. For details contact Emma at Matters