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Family support

TreeHouse School recognises that there are key times when our families need additional advice and support. With this in mind, we created our Learner and Family Support team. The team has a wealth of experience and supports on more complex welfare issues including accessing adequate social care provision. For families whose young people are moving on from TreeHouse School, the Learner and Family Support Team also offers bespoke advice and support. We recognise leaving school can be an anxious time for parents and finding the right onward placement can be hard.

The Learner and Family Support Team offer advice on the options available after school and will support learners and their families to navigate the process and liaise with their Local Authority. Every year we hold transitions information evenings and parents are encouraged to attend. The team has also produced a Transitions Guide for further information.

For more information see our Transitions Guide. You can also contact our Transitions/Welfare Officer, Lois White on

We believe that the involvement of parents and carers is essential to helping pupils make good progress. The more closely that school and home can work together, the more effective the learning.

We provide parents and carers with full and regular updates on their young person’s progress, and arrange many informal and formal opportunities for parents and carers to visit the school. 


These include:

Pupil progress reviews 

These are an opportunity to share learning gains or areas to focus on, and ensure consistency at home and in school.


Annual review 

This is a meeting to review and agree progress and set targets for the year.


School events

All parents and carers are invited to attend a range of events throughout the year to celebrate our pupils’ achievements, such as concerts, fairs and sports days.


Parent and carer evenings 

Held each term, these evenings are a chance for parents and carers to meet and talk with the teacher and all staff who work with the pupil, see examples of their work and discuss progress.


Parent newsletters 

Our termly newsletter tells families about the learning that has been taking place each term and includes suggestions for how to support this at home.  


Parent View

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


Ambitious parent support group

The online ‘Ambitious parent support group’ is exclusively for parents and carers from our education services and is run by our learner and family support team. The group meets online once a month giving you the chance to hear from contributors and experts, as well as connect with like-minded parents and carers.