Parents and carers have a vital role to play in helping their children to learn and, more importantly, to enjoy school and learning. This guide will help explain what your child is learning in secondary school. It will give you some ideas about how to help your child and where to get more information, and will explain how their progress will be measured and reported to you.
Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and The Parent Zone.
The Parent Zone was founded in 2005 and has a track record of providing information, support and advice to parents. In recent years, The Parent Zone's work has focused on the impact of digital technologies on families. We provide information, resources and training for parents and those who work with them.
CEOP is the child protection command of the National Crime Agency. CEOP reaches over three million children and young people a year through its Thinkuknow education programme and regularly conveys its vital online safety messages to over 100,000 practitioners (such as social workers, teachers and police officers) registered to their network, who cascade these messages directly to children and young people.
Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience. Schools can host the content on their own website and use it in any other ways (in letters to parents etc) that they want.
This service is free and ranges across a wide range of subject matter, from difficult topics about sex, relationships and the internet or body image and peer pressure to broader parenting topics like ‘how much sleep do teenagers need?’
In line with CEOP’s Thinkuknow programme, some of the content covers internet safety, but it all starts from the assumption that young people make little distinction between their online and offline lives and the issues for parents are often the same. The aim is to help parents help their children be discriminating, web-literate and resilient.
The below document produced by Vodaphone, entitled "Digital Parenting - The Modern Family, Staying safe and still having fun in a brave new, connected, world" is an informative leaflet about helping your child to stay safe online. Despite being a few years old, it still contains lots of useful information concerning risks posed to children both online and on mobile phones.
Digital Parenting - The Modern Family
The criteria used for the identification of 'talented' students are available in the PDF document linked below. Each subject area is listed as a separate section.
You can see your child's detention records and homework, see reports and more via Insight, which can also be found under the Parents link from the Website Hub. Insight is the new name for Parent Portal. If you don't know your login details, or require an account, please contact the school via email or telephone and we'll be able to get you started.