Pastoral Tips for Parents

Parents often ask us for advice about different issues and worries they may have concerning their daughter and adolescence.

Please find below some useful tips, which include copies of presentations used in workshops, help sheets that you can print off and links to useful websites.  Godolphin run a series of Seminars and Workshops for parents, do keep an eye out for these events which will be promoted via the website and in The Blue Pinny.

Teenagers Translated –  Teenagers Translated is a website offering help, support  and advice about parenting and understanding teenagers.  (Jayne Downshire, founder of Teenagers Translated spoke to Godolphin parents in 2016. )

Digital Awareness  –   Digital Awareness UK offers tips about what to do if your child feels they are being bullied and keeping them safe on line.  (Charlotte Robertson spoke to pupils and parents of Godolphin in Autumn 2016.)

HMC and Digital Awareness UK have produced this ground breaking video on digital addiction which will form part of new classroom resources to help children to use digital devices responsibly.  Tech Control

NSPCC –  the UK’s leading children’s charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover. This website provides useful tips for parents who are concerned their child is being bullied.

The NSPCC, in partnership with O2, has launched a new aspect of their Share Aware campaign, supporting parents to help keep their children safe online. Share Aware gives straightforward, step by step advice to help teach children how to make the right decisions online, even when their parents aren’t there. The campaign aims to drive frequent and informed conversations between parents and their children around online safety.

NSPCC has also recently updated their Net Aware guide, the site and app, providing parents and professionals with an overview of safety and age appropriateness of all the sites and apps that young people use.

Youngminds – the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experiences they campaign, research and influence policy and practice.

Living together at Godolphin -Jan 2017 – This document highlights the Safeguarding Policy for pupils at Godolphin.

LawStuff is run by Coram Children’s Legal Centre, and provides free legal information to young people.

If you have any concerns about your daughter or you would like more advice, please do not hesitate to contact me, or alternatively,  Sister Gill in the Health Centre.



Niamh Green
Deputy Head Pastoral