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Supporting your child

The best things you can do to support your child:

  • Take an interest in their school life. Just because they have left primary school does not mean that they do not need their parent’s support.
  • Attend all parent’s evenings- these are crucial for understanding your child’s progress
  • Ensure they attend over 96% - any absence above 4% will mean that a child’s grades will be reduced
  • Provide a suitable place for your child to complete homework. Homework is crucial to ensure that students have all the content needed to take exams but are also essential for preparing them for the amount of revision they will need to complete each night (3 hours a day in year 11). All homework is set on Show My Homework, click here to be able to log on and see your child’s homework.
  • Do not be afraid to contact school- keep school informed of anything that might affect your child eg a bereavement. Or if you notice a change in your child. Working together is always better when supporting your child.
  • The school runs a number of support evenings through-out the year to talk about generic support.
  • Yr 11 students will need more support near exam time please click the link to see specific advice on exam preparation and stress management.

If your questions are more of a specific nature than it is better to speak to your child’s mentor who can answer them or direct you to someone who can.

Below are some helpful websites for advice:

Anxiety and depression

www.youngminds.org.uk – information on a wide range of mental health difficulties and telephone support for parents.

Bereavement

Winston’s Wish – www.winstonswish.org.uk

griefencounter.org.uk

Bullying/Discrimination

Bullywatch – 01454 318753 www.bullywatch.org

Support Against Racism – 0117 9420060 www.sariweb.org.uk

Childline

www.childline.org.uk 0800 1111 (calls are free)

Counselling services for young people

Off the record – 0808 808 9120;

SMS text – 0789688011

Email: confidential@otrbristol.co.uk

www.otrbristol.org.uk

Deliberate Self-harm

lifesigns.org.uk or Youngminds

Domestic Abuse

Survive – 0117 9612999 www.survivedv.org.uk

Back on Track group for 11-17 year olds who have witnessed domestic abuse and are safe – 0117 9612999

National Domestic Violence Helpline – 24 hour Freephone – 0808 2000247

womansaid.org.uk

Drug/Alcohol Abuse

Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service –

01454 868763 email:ypservice@southglos.gov.uk

www.talktofrank.com

24hr helpline – 0800 776600 Text - 82111

Eating Difficulties

Eating Disorder Association

www.b-eat.co.uk Helpline – 01464 6341414

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans

EACH-Educational action challenging homophobia. (1-1 support )

0808 1000143 www.eachaction.org.uk

www.gayteens.org

mermaidsuk.org.uk

Sexual health & teenage pregnancy

Sexual health and advice www.nhs.uk/worthtalkingabout

Ruthinking – 0800 282930 – confidential advice about sex and relationships.