Abbeymead Primary School

Support For Parents


SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities


Class teachers work together with Mrs Tanner, our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator, to respond quickly to any area of difficulty children may be experiencing.  In partnership with you, we can formulate strategies to support your child and where necessary seek involvement from outside agencies such as paediatricians, speech and language therapist, occupational therapist ect. Please contact Mrs Tanner via email if your child is currently involved with or has previously been involved with any outside agencies. 

If you have any concerns about your child’s overall development, social and emotional needs, speech and language needs, physical and sensory needs or learning needs then please contact your child's class teacher in the first instance, 


 Information and Advice on Continence 


Pastoral and Family Support


We offer pastoral support in school for children and families who may be experiencing additional difficulties and may need some additional help.

 Staff work closely with Miss  Vicci Gibbons and Mrs Karen Overthrow, our family support workers.


The type of things we be able to offer support you and your family with are:

•Improve adult and children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing

•Support for those experiencing domestic abuse

•Improving children’s attendance

•Housing support

•Finance and benefit entitlement advice

•Employment and adult education opportunities

•Parenting strategies on a 1:1 basis

•Just a general wellbeing chat.

•Supporting families in enabling your child to overcome barriers to learning


If there is anything you would like support with at the moment or if you have any queries, then do get in touch. 



Please come and talk to us if anything is worrying you about your child at school.  It is important to us that your child is happy and feels confident about coming to school.

Useful Resources For Families to use with pupils

Families often ask for details of websites that can be accessed at home to support children’s learning and development in the early years. Please find a list of suggested websites below. We hope you find this information useful and enjoy using these sites to enhance your child’s learning experiences at home!

We recommend that you always review the sites ahead of time so that you are able to help your children find the best resources available within the sites. Some offer a great number of games, songs, stories, videos etc. so it is important to know the site well in order to support and develop your child’s learning.



Many games often recognised by children from their favourite programmes.


Storyline Online


Storyline Online - A variety of classic books read by accomplished actors and actresses.


A variety of English and Maths games suitable for a range of ages. 




 Big Eyed Owl - songs, rhymes and activities




Phonics Play

Great site with some free phonics games




Mead Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 5YS

Tel: 01452371710