Parenting Support

This page is designed to support our families in parenting children. At William Gilbert C of E Primary School & Nursery we understand that from time-to-time family life can have its complications and sometimes families may need support or additional help. Because of this we have gathered information that can support families.

Early Help

When your child needs extra support, we want to find the best way forward as soon as possible. We believe that working together we can better support children and families.

Help with Bullying

Hurtful behaviour takes many forms. Bullying can be verbal, physical, emotional, and can take place face to face and online (cyberbullying). Interestingly, children tell us that face-to-face stuff is the hardest.

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Witnessing domestic abuse is really distressing and scary and it causes serious harm to children. Domestic abuse can encompass but is not limited to the following types of abuse: Psychological, physical, sexual, financial, and emotional.

Online Safety

You may think that your child is too young for you to be thinking about them using social networks and the internet; however, children who are old enough to type in a few letters on the keyboard can literally access the world.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

At William Gilbert Endowed Primary School and Nursery, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable, and, at times, anyone may need additional emotional support.


In response to local community crime information, we are providing a series of guides and useful links that can support families who may be facing these issues.


William Gilbert Endowed Primary School and Nursery is extremely committed to helping children make the best possible progress with their education. To do this, they need to attend school regularly and punctually. It is the parent’s legal responsibility to ensure that this happens.


Safeguarding is ‘everyone’s responsibility’. Staff members will maintain an attitude of “it could happen here” where safeguarding is concerned. Anything that makes you feel uncomfortable is always worth sharing. The welfare and safety of children is paramount. If you have concerns over a child’s safety or welfare, please tell someone.

Dealing with anxiety