Support For Parents

Parental Engagement

We pride ourselves on involving our parents and families as part of our community at Glory Farm Primary School. There are opportunities throughout the school year for parents and families to get involved with their child’s learning through our ‘Look At Learning’ events. This could involve coming in during the school day to share your child’s learning with them, watch a performance or take part in activity with your child. At the present time, all events will take place virtually until we are able to have visitors on site safely again. This is through sharing photos and videos via the school website.

Mrs Emma Whitney is our Parental Engagement Lead across the school and monitors the opportunities being offered by year groups. Please do keep an eye on your child’s year group page on the website to keep up to date with all the wonderful things that are going on at our school!

Parent Support

At Glory Farm Primary School, we offer a variety of things to support you in supporting your child to ensure the very best outcomes for them.

Mrs Helen Black is Deputy SENDCo/Family Liaison who offers virtual informal parent tea/coffee afternoons once a fortnight where parents can share ideas/parenting tips. We also offer structured parent workshops on a range of topics including:

  • Behaviour Management

  • Positive Praise

  • Choices and Consequences

  • Routines and Boundaries

Mrs Black also works directly with our children where there is an identified need for support through ELSA and Play Therapy sessions.

We also support parents who are identified as requiring support through the Early Help Assessment and Mrs Black will support families throughout this process. We can provide 1:1 parenting support to parents and families who may find it useful to have specific targeted support.

If you require specific parenting advice/support, please do get in touch with us via email –

TalkingSpace Plus

As we start to return to a more ‘normal’ way of living we are aware that it has been a challenging time for parents because of the COVID pandemic. We are writing to let you know about TalkingSpace Plus, the free NHS service offering talking therapies to anyone 18 and over who is finding it hard coping with low mood, stress and worry.

Even with the lockdown easing, it is still really important to take the time to care for yourselves. TalkingSpace Plus is a free, confidential NHS service for adults

in Oxfordshire, to help people when they’re feeling stressed, anxious or low and we offer our treatments online for your safety and convenience.

If you feel you would benefit from support please contact our service directly on 01865 901222 or visit

Children's Mental Health Support

50 Things To Do Before You're 5!

A free app has launched just in time for the summer. Parents and carers of under-fives in Oxfordshire can now access 50 low and no-cost local activities to help promote early language development.

With information, guidance and supporting resources, parents can build a memory bank of their child's special moments – from playing in the rain (#29 Pitter Patter), building dens (#33 Home from Home) to making potions (#17 Hocus Pocus Potions).


Parenting Tips