Parent Support


Mrs C Parks – Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs H Scott - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs J Nall – Student Service Manager,  Mrs T Kendrick - Student Service Manager

Anxiety - advice and guidance

This booklet is a resource to give you some information about:


  • What anxiety is

  • How to spot the signs

  • Tips for parents

  • Tips for young people

  • Where you can find more help


You may find this useful in the build up to exams.  Please click here to download a copy.


Self harm:

A Guide for Parents and Carers

An emotionally healthy approach to GCSEs

Hub of Hope - Mental Health Support Network

This website provides a database of support that enables you to search for nearby services, including a 'talk now' feature.

Supporting Your Child During Exam Time (Young Minds)

As we start to move towards exam season, Young Minds have launched advice for parents about supporting their children.


Tips include:

• Encourage your child to take revision breaks and find a balance between studying and doing things they find enjoyable and relaxing.

• Make sure they are eating and drinking at regular intervals.

• Reassure them – reinforce that you are and will be proud of them no matter what happens.

• Remain positive and hopeful!

• Let them know their feelings are valid and normal, but also offer support and solutions where possible.

• Anxiety is often worst at night and this means it is useful to encourage good bedtime routine

More information can be found here.

BBFC and PEGI Age Ratings

This guide take a look at the two official ways by which you can assess if a particular film or game is suitable for your child.  It is also worth noting that both the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) and PEGI (Pan European Game Information) have search facilities on their websites that can be used to look up individual titles so that you can check their ratings.

Please click here to download a copy.

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Teenage Depression

Depression isn't exclusive to adults - it can affect anyone.  The persistent and long-lasting unhappiness characterising depression can have an enormous impact on how a young person thinks, behaves and feels.


This document from Priory’s Group Associate Medical Director and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg explains the common causes of depression, the signs that your teenager may be suffering and what can you do to help them.


For more information and support, please visit the Priory Group's Young People's Services page here.


ParentZone Website



The following link contains useful advice and support for helping to keep your child safe online:

Child exploitation - live streaming

We would like to draw your attention to a BBC news article regarding child exploitation via live Internet streaming.


It’s important to have regular conversations with your child about the online world, including issues like cyberbullying. This will help you to understand if they have ever experienced or witnessed online bullying for themselves, and give you an opportunity to support them and reassure them that you are always there to help.

Anxiety & Mental Health

You may find the two factsheets below useful.  They provide information regarding anxiety and mental health.

Anxiety Factsheet

Mental Health Factsheet

Useful links

The school is always here to support you with any worries or issues you may have.

Below is a list of contacts and links to websites and advice forums which you may also find useful:


Child Line  – 0800 1111


NSPCC Child Protection Helpline – 0808 800 5000


Drink Line   – 0800 917 8282


Frank – National Drugs Helpline  – 0300 123 6600


NHS Smoking Helpline    – 0800 169 0169


Victim Supportline   – 0845 3030900


Samaritans   – 08457 909090


NHS Direct   –  Physical and Mental Health - 0845 4647

Derbyshire School Nurses - Meet the Team


NHS Choices - Links to support lines for Mental Health

NHS Live Well - Advice on various topics, including Sexual Health

Respect Yourself - An app with positive messages to help support young people's mental health

Relate - Counselling and support for Relationships - Young People

Young Minds - Parent Helpline for worries about your child's Mental Health and wellbeing

0808 802 5544 (9.30-4pm on weekdays)

Mind - Advice for Mental Health including Self-Harming

0300 123 3393 or text 86463 (9am-6pm on weekdays)