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Parent/Carer Support


At Dorothy Stringer we offer a range of opportunities for parents and carers to engage in sessions to support student wellbeing. These include sessions can be during the school day and after school covering a range of topics such as relationships and emotional health and wellbeing. The sessions give parents/carers an opportunity to meet and discuss issues that may affect them. Please click on the relevant link at the side of the page to find out more information.


Parent Support Network Meetings

We invite parents/carers to come along to parent/carer support meetings and discuss (or listen to others talk about) young people's mental health issues and the impact this has on young people and their families.


Talking To Your Teens

Dorothy Stringer School are working closely with our neighbouring school, Varndean, running a series of interactive parent sessions. Sessions include a variety of topics including :

  • Talking to your Teen about Drugs and Alcohol
  • Talking to your Teen about Relationships and Sex Education
  • Talking to your Teens about Bullying and E-safety
  • Talking to your Teens about Mental Health


Thanks to all who attended the recent parent/carer workshop 'talking to your teens about summer safety'. Thanks for the engagement and questions and we hope you found the evening useful. Here are the slides and materials from the session.


Parent handout 2018 DATE - drug and alcohol info pack.docm 

getting ready Making Conversation.docx

parent tips for talking to teens V1.docx

Summer support and help.docx

The Core Stuff - DATE.docx


NCPCC - Sexting keep children safe.pdf

CEOP - Keeping children safe online.pdf

YMCA - Worried about grooming and exploitation.pdf


Top tips from parents last night was to get on 'what's app' groups so that parents can communicate easily, as this is less easy than at primary school, and work together to keep our young folks safe.

Please keep an eye on the newsletter for future talking to your teens workshop events. These rotate between Varndean School and Dorothy Stringer School.


Do get in touch if there is a specific topic you would like to see explored.

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Dorothy Stringer School, Loder Road, Brighton, BN1 6PZ | Tel: 01273 852222 | Fax: 01273 852310 | Email: