Parents & Carers
Abbey Manor College believes that the success of its students is hugely attributed to the contribution parents and carers make to their education. Research suggests that parental involvement increases attainment by up to 40%.
Moreover we understand the importance of engagement with parents and carers and therefore we are committed to delivering a range of programmes to help equip parents/carers to better support their child’s engagement in learning, academic progress, social and emotional needs.
The College recognises that there are occasions when parents and carers may too need additional support. If you need some confidential advice or support, please contact the College Counsellor who will be able to give you information on external services you may be able to access.
The following contacts are also available:
Family Lives – provides support for parents on any family issue. Offers free Parentline 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Also offers support via online chat, Skype, email and textphone.
Met Police: Safe – information, facts and the law, what to do if you are concerned about someone, if you are being pressured or if you have been a victim. This includes bullying, hate crime, dangerous dogs, knife and gun crime, gang and group violence, honour based violence, drugs and alcohol, rape and sexual assault and travel safety.
NSPCC – help and advice for anyone worried about a child or seeking advice. There is a useful leaflets section for parents and carers and children and young people: NSPCC leaflets and resources (0800 11 11)
The Mix - a free helpline to support young people get the support needed whatever the situation.
NHS - contains resources on health conditions, healthy living and finding local services.