Support for Parents
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!
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 – email@example.com.
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 www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/talkingspaceplus.
NSPCC free online resources for parents
The NSPCC Learning website is a hub of information for parents and more.
We've all been on the receiving end of a difficult conversation. But that doesn't make it any easier when you have to have one with your child.
We know that approaching certain subjects with children and young people can be challenging, however there are lots of ways to make it easier for you both.
The NSPCC Learning website is a hub of useful information for parents, teachers and professionals alike.
In last month’s newsletter, we discussed Speak Out, Stay Safe and our mascot Buddy. But did you know we also have another mascot who just celebrated their birthday in September?
Pantosaurus the friendly pants-wearing dinosaur, helps deliver our Talk PANTS campaign, which was launched in 2013.
Pantosaurus is also the voice behind our award-winning PANTS song which helps children learn the Underwear Rule:
P – Privates are private
A – Always remember your body belongs to you
N – No means no
T – Talk about things that upset you
S – Speak out, someone can help
On the NSPCC website there’s a dedicated Talk PANTS page that can help parents and teachers start those tricky conversations.
Talk PANTS is aimed at children aged 4-11 years old and has been translated into many different languages. There are also guides for people with a disability and guides for children with autism.
PANTS lesson plans can be found here.
For young people aged 11+ there’s also It’s Not OK – a programme that can be delivered in schools,. It helps children learn how to build and maintain positive relationships, whilst also helping them to recognise and respond to dangers such as grooming, sexting, harmful sexual behaviour, child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation.
Developed with York St John University, these resources can form part of a school’s teaching for personal, social, health and economic education. These materials can also be found on the NSPCC Learning website under lesson plans.
For older children aged 11 to 25 with learning disabilities who need help with exploring their feelings, emotions or identity, we have developed a film series called Love Life. These films and supporting resources can help with privacy and boundaries, friendship, different kinds of love and online safety in a succinct and easy to understand way. These resources can also be found on the NSPCC Learning website.
There is more to discover on the NSPCC Learning website too and we consistently review and adapt our materials.
Did you also know the NSPCC Helpline is there to help parents and teachers seek advice if they need it? Our trained practitioners are dedicated to helping solve any worries a parent or carer may have about a child and they can be contacted on 0808 8000 5000 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.