Parent Resources and Support

A parent’s guide to transferring to secondary school: 

Supporting your child through their exams:


Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness:

Cumbria Constabulary information on CSE awareness


Qualifications reform – guide for parents:


Parents’ guide to the GCSE English exams 2016-17:



Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying:

Cyberbullying doc


Changes to education – Parents’ guide to the new progress 8 measure:

P8 Fact sheet


Supporting your child’s numeracy skills:

Numeracy information


Supporting your child’s literacy skills:

Literacy information


View your child’s update reports, achievements, attendance, and timetable:

SIMS Learning Gateway information and login details



English and maths skills for adults: 


Complete guide to understanding the importance of English and maths in education and beyond:


West Lakes Academy Parents’ Forum:

What is the Parents’ Forum?

The Parents’ Forum helps to:

  • Share information with parents regarding developments at the academy.
  • Enable parents to meet, share ideas and share their views on the academy.
  • Gives parents a voice and enables them to contribute to academy decision making.
  • Develop a partnership between parents and the academy.

Latest minutes:

Minutes 05.04.17

Minutes 13.12.16

Minutes 28.6.16

Minutes 3.5.16

Minutes 15.12.15

Minutes 2.7.15

E-safety handbook:

Parents’ guide to keeping your child safe on social media – Includes information on staying safe online and best account security practices.

Internet Safety:

Our internet safety section includes parent guides for each internet service provider.

Alcohol Education Trust – parent newsletter:

The latest parent newsletter is available here.