Support for Parents

We recognise that being a parent/carer can be hard and every one of our schools recognise the importance of working together with our families and the community.  Strong relationships between school and home are crucial to the success of your son/daughter. In this section you will find tips, guidance and ideas on how your can support your son/daughter during their time at school.

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How can I help and support my son/daughter at home to develop good study habits?

  • School work should take priority over any other activities. Make sure they have a quiet, distraction free place to complete work at home.
  • Mobile phones are a distraction and are proven to reduce concentration by 20% when completing a task. Make sure your son/daughter puts their mobile in another room when they are working.
  • Believe your son/daughter can achieve the highest grades and tell them so every day.
  • Listen to your son/daughter read for 30 minutes per night. Show an interest in what they are reading and ask them questions about the book.
  • Ensure they get enough sleep: have a cut off point for electronic devices and encourage them to read when in bed rather than using their phone.
  • Buy your son/daughter an alarm clock so that they do not need a phone in their room.
  • Make sure they are eating a balanced diet and drinking plenty of water.
  • Talk to them about the need to be organised and help them to prepare the night before.
  • Talk to them about the link between anxiety and being disorganised.
  • Remind them that re-reading notes and highlighting notes are not effective ways to study. This is why we do not set them as tasks.
  • Take an interest in what they are learning. Ask them to show you their exercise books and knowledge organisers. Ask them questions using the knowledge organiser.

Please see the following links for more information:

Information about the work that we are setting for your son/daughter
How to support your son/daughter with reading
How to support your son/daughter with their exams
How to support your son/daughter when their mental health and wellbeing
How to keep your son/daughter safe online

 

Who to contact for support

If you are experiencing difficulties in your family or are worried about your children, there are people who can offer help and support. Worcestershire Children First have created a list of organisations and groups who work in your community and offer support, advice or services to children, young people and their families locally.

Worcestershire Children First - Family Support
Worcestershire County Council - Advice, care, health and support
Action for Children - Targeted Family Support
Action for Children - Parent Talk


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