Resources & Useful Links
This page collects in one place resources and links which will be of use to both students and their parents. Please check back regularly for updates.
Mental Health & Well-being Guidance
Hertfordshire NHS has produced updated guidance about how to support children and young people’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, which can be viewed here.
Slides from the September 2020 Parent Information Evenings:
- Year 9 (video)
- Year 11 (video)
Resources from the university information evening: 27.2.20
You can download the slides from the PowerPoint here.
Advice leaflets for parents
Hertfordshire Integrated Services for Learning and the NHS have published a series of guidance leaflets for parents:
- Wellbeing Support for Parents
- Top Tips for Parents: Sleep
- Top Tips for Parents: Anxiety Management
- Top Tips for Parents: Exam Anxiety
Drugs & Alcohol Awareness Evening: 15.7.19
The presentation from the evening can be downloaded here.
The parents’ information leaflet can be downloaded here.
Student travel to school by Bus
You can download a copy of the Arriva bus company leaflet for parents here.
Useful websites concerning child internet safety
Talking to your Teenager about Sex and Relationships
You can download the slides from the parent information evening on Sex and Relationships, 19.3.19, here.
Understanding and Supporting Young People with Anxiety
You can download the slides from the parent workshop, run by Rachel Robin (Senior Family Support Worker from VISTA, St. Albans) at Beaumont, on Thursday 25th October, here.
You can download the Anxiety Card here.
You can download the NHS apps audit here.
You can download the Sleep & Emotional Health Tips here.
Healthy Young Minds in Herts
This website is designed to give parents and carers information on the help available for children and young people who may be experiencing emotional or mental health difficulties.
If you would like information on how to support and promote your child’s mental well-being, click here.
Alternatively, if you feel that you would like some support with your own mental health, click here.
Click here for a link to the Young Minds helpline and information source for parents.
Mind Ed for Families
MindEd for Families has online advice and information from trusted sources and aims to help parents to understand and identify early issues and best support their children.
Click here to access Mind Ed for Families.
Families Feeling Safe courses
Click here to view courses offered by Families Feeling Safe.
Coping with and Anxiety in Teenagers
You can download a leaflet of tips for parents in handling stress and anxiety in teenagers here.
Emotional Well-Being for Teens
You can download the PowerPoint slides from the Parent Information Evening, 17.5.18, here.
Hertfordshire Families First
You can visit the Local Authority’s Families First portal here.
Bromcom: My Child At School
A parents’ guide to My Child At School can be downloaded here.
Delivering Specialist Provision Locally
DSPL is a Hertfordshire-wide partnership approach where parents, carers, staff in early years settings and schools, further education colleges, local authority officers and representatives from other agencies, work together as part of an Area Group, to ensure that there is a range of provision and support services available in their local community that :
- Meets the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), aged 0-25, as close to home as possible.
- Widens choice for children and parers/carers
- Removes barriers to learning
- Improves outcomes for wellbeing and attainment
- Uses resources more effectively
Visit the website here.
The Herts for Learning Parents’ e-safety newsletter Summer 2017 can be downloaded here.
PowerPoint Presentations from the Parent Information Evening – 23rd June
New GCSE grading system (1 – 9, from Summer 2016) explained in a video from the examination board AQA click here
YC Hertfordshire (formerly known as Youth Connexions)
- The YC Hertfordshire website (formerly known as Channel Mogo) can be found here.
- ‘Can You Trust?’ – Guidance for young people on information provided by social media and other sources
- ‘Finding Key Information’ – Sources of impartial careers advice
- ‘I Would Like to Talk About…’ – Information about issues you can talk about, either with our Youth Connexions PA in school or at the Catherine St centre