Advice and Support for Parents and Carers

Talking to your children about the conflict in Ukraine

As a school, we are aware that children are asking questions about everything that is currently going on around them with the current conflict in Ukraine.  We wanted to offer support to parents who are facing the same questions that we might be asked.

First and foremost, New End is a school community that looks after each other as demonstrated over the last few years.  Kindness is one of the most wonderful features of our school and we continue to support each other regardless of our age or backgrounds.  All members of our school community deserve to be treated with respect at this very sensitive and worrying time.

Please remember that children often hear adult conversations, so think about what you are discussing with other adults around children.

The news can be frightening to listen to as adults at the moment so BBC Newsround offers news for children aged from 6 to 12 which is more appropriate for primary aged children.  Click HERE for the link.

The following links might also be helpful:

How to talk to children when the news is scary

Help for teachers and families to talk to pupils / children about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how to help them avoid misinformation

How to talk to kids about what is happening in Ukraine right now

How to talk to children about Ukraine in the news

How to talk to your children about the invasion of Ukraine

Read our most recent OFSTED Report here:

Need some support with Online Safety for your child? See the following guidelines for parents.

You can also go to the NSPCC website below for a range of information.

Staying Safe Advice

We have put together some leaflets which we hope will be useful to parents and children.

Staying Safe at Home

Fire Safety

Staying Safe in the Community

Staying Safe: Knife Safety

Nasal Flu Vaccination

Children across the school have the option to have the nasal flu vaccination each Autumn term. For further information about the scheme, please see the leaflet below.

Advice for parent when dealing with tragic events

In light of recent tragedies, many parents have asked for advice about dealing with questions from their children at home. Here are some links for parents and carers to help talk to their child.

Sugar Free Cake Recipes

Following our election in May 2017 it was agreed that we would mark birthdays with sugar free cakes only. Here are some of the recipes you might like to use:

Below are copies of handouts for specific Briefing Meetings on:

  • Mathematical Calculation Policy
  • Reading
  • E-safety
  • New Curriculum and Assessment

There are also copies of handouts created by the NAHT and Family Action which focus on more general information parents would find useful. eg: preparing your child for school, promoting well-being of your child, etc

Hard copies of all of these handouts can be obtained on request from the school office.