Please take a look at the links below which we feel are helpful, but please note that we cannot accept responsibility for content on external links.
Understanding Screen Addiction and Responsible Digital Use
This website Complete guide to screen addiction | Compare the Market offers lots of valuable information such as:
- How technology use has changed over the years (72% of adults now consider smartphones their most essential device)
- The impact of COVID-19 on screen time use and digital behaviours (smartphone usage in the UK surged by 30% during lockdown)
- Understanding screen addictions and how our devices affect our brains and change our behaviours (e.g. dopamine-driven reward loops)
- Helpful tips and useful advice for tackling device addiction, managing gadget and internet use, and creating healthier digital habits.
Teen Mental Health - A Guide for Parents
A guide from MyTutor about teen mental health, with useful tips and advice for parents to help their teens overcome body image issues, academic anxiety, peer pressure and cyberbullying, and links to other important mental health resources.
The Parents’ Guide to provides parents with the information they need to help their teenage children make the right choices at GCSE and sixth form so they can create happy and successful futures.
'Our interactive resources are designed to inform, involve and guide parental support by providing unbiased, helpful and up to date information and advice.' https://www.theparentsguideto.co.uk/
Gov.uk Education and Learning
Information about school life, apprencticeships and higher education
DfE School Comparison Tool
This link takes you to the information about our school performance held by the DfE and you can view the comparison list to similar schools or search for others by name or postcode.
UK Safer Internet Centre
Information for parents to keep their children safe online
Onboard: Travel South Yorkshire’s dedicated travel website for pupils, parents and teachers.
Designed to appeal specifically to each year group, it helps pupils and parents plan their journey to school and find out all they need to know about public transport and sustainable transport including walking and cycling.
BBC Schools Parents Information
Extra information for parents wanting to assist their child or children’s learning.
A resource for revision
Support for parents worried about their child's emotional and mental health difficulties
Many young people now have a family member with some form of dementia and there is some excellent information on this website which is especially aimed at young people to help them understand the condition and get support from others with similar experiences.
This covers a range of very up-to-date information, such as a guide to online teen coded language, a guide to vlogging, tips to tackle those difficult conversations, help for those families coping with a child with a disability and guides to leaving school and post-16 choices.
High Quality Teaching & Learning in Action
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgJ26EsDtMQ&feature=youtu.be (Main School)
https://youtu.be/yThWoGXI0KU (Sixth Form)
Please have a look at our School Videos which showcase what life is like at Meadowhead for our students in school, and truly highlights our school ethos and values. Thanks to local company Hydra Creative who helped us to produce these amazing videos.