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Parent Support at Winchcombe Abbey

Hello. My name is Alice Coles and I’m the Parent Support Advisor for the school. My main role is to offer support to you and your child to ensure that you both get the very best from the school by providing support, advice and information on a number of different issues. I am a link between parents and the school and I can provide a place to discuss any worries you may have that are not in relation to your child’s education as well as those that are. I can help you with any issue that is affecting your role as a parent, either related to your child or yourself.

It may be that I can find ways to support you myself, or that we need to look for more specialist help from other agencies.  I would be able to advise and assist you on where to get help and be there as a listening ear.

I work Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and you are welcome to contact me by email in the first instance.

Click here to email Alice

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Solihull Approach Parenting Course



As you know:

  • We believe parents are their children's first and most important educators.

  • We are committed to developing a strong relationship between Parents and School.

  • We also encourage children to develop 'growth mind-sets', in which they believe that ability and success are not pre-determined, but due to learning.

We are therefore delighted to extend a growth and learning opportunity that we are piloting as a staff group in school to you as parents and carers as well.

We have invested in a multi-user licence for an award winning, quality marked, evidence based online course by the Solihull Approach (a national NHS organisation) and are therefore delighted to offer you FREE indefinite access to the course, normally £39 per person. The licence is valid until 30 Nov 2017 so please take advantage of this fantastic resource while you can.

Sign up for a secure account on  and insert coupon code: WINCHABBDEC17

See link below about how to use the coupon code. We welcome your feedback.

We hope that this course will help you at home, but will also show you how we are understanding children’s emotional needs and behaviour in school. For further information about the course visit