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It’s often not easy being a parent, even if you’ve had lots of experience! It’s always worth sharing worries and frustrations with others, either with an informal chat or in a group or at a course or workshop.

Family Links groups will again be offered during the year at Bayards Hill and Wood Farm schools: watch this site or leave a message on the Feedback page if you would like information sent to you.

Tresa Knight, Home School Community Link Worker, spends time every week in each school and is there to support you on parenting issues. She can also set up support groups in response to need: the last was for grandparents who are acting as parents for all or part of the time. We want to respond to your needs. See 'Meet the team'.

'Strengthening families' - a very successful course for parents and their 10-14 year old child – is organised through the East Oxford Early Intervention hub, Union Street but can be Headington. If you think that or any other parents' group, workshop or just a chat would be helpful, contact Tresa Knight, Lesley Williams or the EIS hub EIEastOxford@oxfordshire.gov.uk 0845 6029315 - 01865 328 490

There are Learning Mentors in schools who have parent support as part of their role:
Bayards Hill: Daniel Murphy
Windmill: Sue Lockey
Wood Farm: Alison Britnell and Heather Weitzel. Outreach worker: Tanya Wiseman
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A new flyer which is designed to give you useful family and parent contacts in the area is being updated and will be posted here soon.
NSPCC
www.yourfamily.org.uk
family lives
www.familylives.org.uk
Children in the foundation years
A site designed for staff working with your child in the Foundation stage but you may like to see how you can support learning at home
www.foundationyears.org.uk
Direct Gov Public services all in one place - not a chatty site but the information is up to date
www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/

We are fully committed to the benefits and excitement of parents learning together with their children/young people, in informal situations where you learn so much more from and about each other. Research has proved that parental interest and involvement in a child/young person's learning is more powerful than family background, size of family or level of parental education and, particularly in the primary years, has more impact on attainment than the school itself! And parents often want to get back into learning for themselves after a family learning activity.

So we offer occasional family learning courses and workshops, usually in the arts or science, and there is always plenty available in the Children’s Centres.