James Whitaker

Whether your child has just started in reception or is well on their at secondary school, there are always new challenges and questions that need answering. To help parents and carers, we’ve pulled together a list of resources covering some of the common issues faced at school.

From what to do if you think your child is being bullied, to how to approach school when you feel there is an issue, we’ve got you covered.


The Parentkind website is full of useful advice for parents on so many elements of school life. It is easily searchable so take a look around the site. We’re highlighting the section on how to raise issues with your school. As well as highlighting the importance of looking for an amicable solution the section also covers the difference between a concern and a complaint and offers advice on dealing with issues formally and informally.

You can read more here.

Young Minds

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. Their website is full of advice and resources for young people, schools and parents. Below we have highlighted the websites section on supporting your child with school anxiety, an issues that can occur at an school stage. Young Minds offers their top tips for dealing with school anxiety as well as a great list of resources for parents to access.

Take a look and explore here.

The School Run 

What do you do if your child develops a phobia of going to school ? The School Run takes a look at some strategies for handling school refusal. School refusal is not simply a case of a child not wanting to go to school, rather it is an extreme form of anxiety that debilitates the child. If you find that your child is suffering with this then The School Run websites covers symptoms, causes and what support you should expect  from your school.

Read more here.


Family Lives

Family lives offers so great advce on resources on all aspects of school and family life. Their aim to help parents support their child to get the best from school. They also offers tips t help you keep up with what is happening at school and what out of school support is on offer. You can also sign up to the newsletter to receive the latest news.

Take a look here.

Oxford Owl

Early years in particular is a crucila time for developing reading skills and many parents and carers struggle to know how best to support their child in this area. Oxford Owl have a brilliant section from Jean Gross CBE on what you can do if you think your child is struggling to learn to read. It highlights the difference between a reluctant reader and one who is really struggling. It also provides some really useful links where you can find more information on this area.

Visit the website here.


Bullying is a prime concern for many parents and carers, with many worrying about how they can spot the signs of bullying and what to do if a child is being bullied. The bullying.co.uk website covers talking to your child about bullying, advice for disabled children being bullying an what to do if you child is a bully.

Explore the website here.

Are there any issues that your children are currently facing that we haven’t covered here? If so get in touch. If you know of any excellent resources we haven’t covered then please let us know.

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