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Newsletter 10 is now available for parents/carers to read. Tuesday 27th February 3.30-8pm Parent-Teacher Consultations.

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Support for Parents/Carers

Families come in all shapes and sizes but one thing that is universal is that being a parent can be tough!

As a school, we are always here to support you.   Below, you will find lots of links to help you with common issues and the website at the bottom has even more.   

 

If you are struggling (whether it be financially or in another way), please feel free to speak in confidence to me to see how we may be able to help.

 

Remember there is also lots of useful information about keeping your child safe online on this page of our website:  https://www.ourladyofgracejuniors.co.uk/keeping-your-child-safe-online/

 

Mrs Hart

Inclusion Leader

 

 

Barnardo's and Brent Family Support Helpline

 

Brent and Barnardo's have an evening and weekend helpline and webchat service to provide families in Brent with access to a Barnardo’s family support worker during evenings and weekends.

 

The service is part of Brent’s Family Wellbeing Centres.  Their experienced and friendly team will offer information, advice and support and can help you with:

• Yours and your child’s family support and wellbeing needs during evenings and weekends.

• Registering with a Family Wellbeing Centre.

• Accessing other services in Brent, including support with the Cost-of-Living Crisis.

 

Who can access this service?

 

The service is free to access for any family living in Brent. Translators are also available on request. Please note that this is not a crisis service – if you or someone you are with is in immediate danger call 999.

 

Full information (including the website and telephone number) can be seen in the document above.

April 2023

 

Brent have now started to run some BeeZee Families courses aimed at supporing healthy lifestyles for families.  They are for any family with at least one child who is above the ideal healthy weight and are completely free of charge.

 

Full details can be found on the flyer at the bottom of this page or by clicking on this website

For Families (beezeebodies.com)

 

The next course starts on 8th May so sign up now for a fun way to engage your children in healthy eating habits for life.

 

 

March 2023

 

Brilliant Parents are a lottery funded community group that are  running some helpful online workshops for parents.  They include workshops on how to develop a good bedtime routine, how to deal with aggressive behaviour and how to shop with young children to avoid the meltdowns.

 

Flyers for all three can be found below and it is easy to sign up for them via the link in the flyer.

 

 

BeeZee Bodies Courses to Support Families with Healthier Lifestyles

What to do when mealtimes are becoming a battle field

Place2Be: Parenting Smart: Family mealtimes are turning into a battleground

 

What to do when your child is really anxious

Place2Be: Parenting Smart: My child is anxious

 

How to help your child when someone dies

Place2Be: Parenting Smart: Supporting your child when someone dies

 

How to deal with sibling rivalry

Place2Be: Parenting Smart: Understanding sibling rivalry

 

How to use praise and rewards  effectively

https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/article/using-praise-and-reward

 

How to talk to your child about race and diversity

Place2Be: Parenting Smart: Helping your child understand cultural identity

 

How to support your child who is struggling with peer pressure

Place2Be: Parenting Smart: My child is struggling with peer pressure

 

Supporting Healthy Gaming Habits

Place2Be: Parenting Smart: Supporting healthy gaming habits for children

 

What to do when your child thinks they need to be perfect

Place2Be: Parenting Smart: My child thinks they need to be perfect

 

How to support your child if they have friendship issues

Place2Be: Parenting Smart: My child has friendship issues

 

 

September 2022

 

Brent  Health4Life are running a programme of fun free interactive online sessions for children aged 5-19 who are overweight.  Sessions include healthy eating workshops on food groups, portion sizes and label reading. 

 

See below for details about how to book a place.

This half term, St Raphael's family centre (on the St Raphael's estate) are offering a number of activities including multi sports for families from Brent.  You will need to register to join the wellbeing centre via this link. 

St Raphael's Family Wellbeing Centre | Brent Council

 

All the information about the various activities throughout the week (including a Jubilee Party) can be found in the above documents.

 

 

 

 

The Brent Parents/Carers Forum have arranged an art therapy session for parents/carers on Mon 16th May at Chalkhill Community Centre from 10.30am-11.30am.  Art therapy helps in accessing thoughts, feelings and memories in a safe and gentle way and the session will give you the chance to have an informal chit chat with the therapist and/or meet other parents in a supportive environment.

Full details about how to book are in the document above.

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