Useful Links

Oxfordshire Camhs Parent carers forum

Please find useful information from CAMHS for parents and carers regarding the forum and useful links to resources:

Oxfordshire CAMHS Parent Carers Forum


Parents Information Guide to The Zones of Regulation

BBC Bitesize Daily: Lots of easy-to-follow lessons for home learning, as well as collections of resources for all ages BBC Bitesize Daily

Hungry Little Mind: activities for children in Early Years

Oxford Owl

Parental Engagement -ask questions, share your experiences and good advice

Phonics Play (KS1)

Letters and Sounds: supporting the DfES phonics programme (Foundation)

Teaching Cursive Handwriting

ICT Games (Foundation and KS1)

BBC Bitesize Maths (KS1)

BBC Bitesize Maths (KS2)

Primary Homework Help

Words for Life

ARCh (Assisted Reading for Children) is a local registered charity which operates in Oxfordshire primary schools to help children who are struggling with reading.



Child pedestrian safety – Footsteps Practical Guide

KidSMART: Learning about eSafety

SCASKids: South Central Ambulance Service website offering advice and information for children, parents and teachers to help them stay safe and healthy in a number of situations.

Thinkuknow: Advice for students, parents and carers and teachers. The latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology.

CEOP: Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors

Childline: Get help and advice about a wide range of issues or need to talk?

YoungMinds: Your one-stop shop for mental health, wellbeing and resilience.

Place 2Be: Improving children’s mental health.

Parent Zone: Fortnite – everything you need to know about the online game

National Online Safety –
What parents and carers need to know about Rec Room
How to set up emergency mode on your Samsung
How to make an emergency SOS call on an iPhone
How to prepare for an emergency with your Google phone
How to set up parental controls to limit age-inappropriate content on iPhone
How to set up parental controls to limit age-inappropriate content on Android phone
Download the National Online Safety app. Superb free resources and essential information, straight to your phone:
Apple:      Android:

A useful guide for parents and carers about safe enjoyment of the popular Anime. #WakeUpWednesday guide, from National Online Safety, explores the risks of anime, detailing what can be done to keep children safe while they enjoy it Anime – A Guide for Parents and Carers

Wellbeing and support for you and your child

Chat Health Parentline A4 poster 5-11

ChatHealth – a new text messaging service from School Health Nursing for parents of children 0-4 years, 5-11 years and 11-19 years
ChatHealth is a safe and secure text messaging service between Health Visiting/School Health Nursing and parents, carers and teenagers that provides confidential help, advice and support. Or visit the ChatHealth websites to start a chat:


Place2Be offer parenting support from child mental health experts. Their website contains many practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and manage behaviour. Support is offered on a range of topics including bed times, routines, anxiety and safe social media for primary aged children. You can find the information here:
Letter from Place2Be with lots of websites and advice

Supporting young children during the pandemic

50 Things To Do Before You’re Five – Activities for families in Oxfordshire with young children



Ofsted Report

Ofsted: Find and compare schools

Ofsted Parent View: Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school.

Link to the Dashwood Banbury Academy School Performance Tables on the Department of Education website

SATs Link for Parents: Information about the national curriculum tests (often referred to as SATS)



Shine Local: For local Banbury information

Banbury Guardian

The Sunshine Centre

The Sunshine Centre Let’s Communicate: 6 week programmes to develop your child’s language and communication skills. Download more details and booking form here. Not currently running due to covid restrictions.

Where next

Reading Lists

Suggested Reading Lists If you would like to see a suggested reading list for your child’s year group please follow these links: Year 1 Pupils…

Reading Lists

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