Support for Parents
Early Support delivers services and activities for parents, carers, pregnant women and young people aged 0-19 (or 25 with Special Educational Needs/disability).
It is a non-statutory service area that supports children, young people and families to improve their outcomes and reach their goals and aspirations. It does this through positive engagements, sustaining their power, finding out more about the power they have, exploring with them their needs and helping them to identify the things that they would want to change in order to be the person and/ parent they want to be.
Accessing Early Support
You can access Early Support by attending any Early Support hubs or via Harrow's MASH. You can also request the school to make a referral on your behalf.
Parents Guidance about future prospects and Careers
It is important that all students are fully supported and guided through the process of planning their futures. With a full time, careers and employability coordinator, a professional careers adviser and a programme of education, information, advice and guidance for all students from Years 7 -13 we believe Park High students are well prepared for their futures. All staff at Park High School play an active role in preparing them. We have a full programme of careers education which will help students to develop the knowledge and skills to understand themselves, research the opportunities available, make decisions and move successfully on to the next stage. The programme is delivered through PSHCEe, special events, enrichment programmes, visits, trips and assemblies and also within individual departments and form time.
Parents are actively encouraged to be involved in all aspects of their child’s progression and future prospects. They have access to form tutors, subject leaders and head of year through parent’s evenings, careers fairs and progress review meetings. Parents are invited to attend the one to one guidance meetings.Parents/Carers Information & Guides
School Counselling drop-in service for Parent’s and Carers
At HSCP our philosophy is that “its ok to not feel ok” and “asking for help and support is a good thing”. Sometimes, we all need someone to talk to and sometimes we need someone who is trained to attentively listen and provide a confidential space. We are here to provide that; both for you, children and parents.
This drop-in service offers a strictly confidential space for you to discuss and seek support for any issues that may be impacting you or your family. This could be a concern about your child or children; such as their behaviour, mood or sibling relationships; or it may relate to family circumstances such as a bereavement, divorce or job loss. As part of the drop-in service, we can offer therapeutic support, strategies to manage behaviour or signposting to other agencies who may be able to help.
In order to request an appointment, you can contact our counsellor directly by either email or phone.
I am at Park High every Thursday running the counselling service. My role is to provide therapeutic, emotional support to students, parents/carers and staff members. I also work alongside another therapist, who sees several students every Thursday on a 1:1 basis. I run a drop-in service for Students during lunchtime on Thursdays. Again, students can request an appointment with me directly and they will be provided with a confidential and safe space to discuss any worries or concerns. In some cases, Parents/Carers may wish to refer their child to me, and you can also contact me directly to do so. Although it is important that I respect a student’s decision as to whether they wish to attend or not, I can introduce myself and offer them a space to talk if you do raise any concerns.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me on the details above.
Young Harrow Foundation
The cost of living crisis is having a huge impact on families across harrow, with soaring energy bills, mortgage rates, and food price increases. Young harrow foundation have put together some information about food support, mental health & local support, housing and low-cost furniture.
There are no doubt a number of challenges your children will face as they negotiate life. Helping them develop their resilience to navigate these challenges is an important task of parenting. Whilst resilience might be a trait in some, for the most part resilience is learnt.