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Family Support Information

Family Support Information


At Montem Academy, we strive to ensure our pupils and their families are always at the heart of what we do. We want to support every member of the Montem Community, so we offer a range of opportunities for parents and carers to learn new skills, improve their wellbeing, feel more connected to the school and meet other parents.

We currently on offer:

Coffee Mornings

Our weekly coffee mornings are a great way to meet new parents, unwind and take time for yourself. Run by our Child and Family Support Workers, Mrs Bishop and Mrs Jones, they take place every Wednesday between 9-10am in our school canteen. Some sessions are joined by external visitors to discuss different topics such as additional needs or cost of living, and some weeks even take place in our local Costa! Everyone is welcome!

Active Walk

Join Mr Turab on an active walk in the local area every Monday from 9-10am and enjoy some fresh air whilst staying healthy and meeting other parents. Routes include Dorney Lake, a trip to Costa and the Jubilee River.

Green Shoots

Green Shoots is our parenting gardening club which takes place every Tuesday morning 9-10am in the garden area next to our Development Centre. The next project is planting and growing a range of fruit and vegetables. Green Shoots is a great way to relax, take up a new hobby and socialise with other parents

Adult Learning Courses

We work closely with Slough Borough Council to ensure our parents/carers have access to a range of learning opportunities. Courses are held in Montem’s Development Centre or Chalvey Grove Family Hub and are low in cost to join (or free to those on some benefits). Courses currently on offer are: Aspects of Parenting, ESOL, Supporting your Child with Maths Homework, Sewing, Macrame and Cooking.
To find out more about how to enrol, please contact Mrs Bishop via the school office on 01753 528050.

Personalised Support

If you feel that you are in need of support and would like to speak to someone, please contact a member of our Safeguarding and Pastoral Team if you would like to speak to someone or need some support. All members of the team can be contacted via the school office on 01753 528050

Miss Kershaw - Director of Inclusion and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Bishop - Child and Family Support Worker and Community Liaison Officer

Mrs Jones - Child and Family Support Worker

Miss Winsor - SENDCo

Please take a look in the latest copy of our Community Hub Newsletter for more information about support for children and families and local holiday clubs and events.


Services and Support available Locally and Nationally

Special Educational Needs

Slough’s Local Offer

Slough Parent Partnership (SENDIASS) 

GEMS (Autism & ADHD Support) 

ASD (Autism) Family Help

Autism Berkshire

National Autistic Society

Disability Challengers (Youth scheme for children with disabilities)

Camp Mohawk (Multifunctional day centre)

ADHD Foundation

Ambitious about Autism

Dyslexia Research Trust

Downs Syndrome Association

Young Minds (Mental Health Charity)

What is Dyslexia?

What is it like being in a wheelchair?

What different health needs do people have?

Kids in Crisis (Grants for terminally ill or disabled children) - 

Safeguarding Children

NSPCC - 0808 800 5000 

Social Services – 01753 875362 (out of hours – 01344 786543) 

Online Safety

Think You Know - 

Childnet - 

Mind (Mental Health Advice) – Helpline 0300 123 3393 

Support for Parents

Family Information Service - 01753 476589

Out of hours homelessness - 01344 786543 

Shelter – 0344 515 1380 

Slough Foodbank – 01753 550303 

Cost of Living Advice 

Family Action - Helpline 0808 802666 (out of hours crisis messenger service Text FAMILYACTION to 85258 

Families First (Troubled Families) Programme –  or email - 

Action for Children 

Relate (Adult Relationships) 

National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247 

Berkshire Women’s Aid (Domestic Abuse) – 0118 950 4003  

Talk to Frank (Drugs Advice) – 0300 123 6600 

Mind (Mental Health Advice) – Helpline 0300 123 3393 


Turn2us (Benefits & Grants advice) 

Home Start – 01628 661029 

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) – 03444 111444 

Family Lives (Parenting Advice) – Helpline 0808 800 2222 

Slough Borough Council (SBC) 

SBC Housing Services – 01753 475111 

Edenred Free School Meal Vouchers help:

Dear Parents/carers,

Please see below directions on how to access your Free School Meals Vouchers:

  1. Go to and enter their 16-digit eCode
  2. Choose from the selection of supermarket eGift cards and enter the delivery email address at checkout
  3. An email with the eGift card(s) will arrive within 24 hours
  4. The email contains either a barcode, or a link to an online barcode that can be taken in-store to be spent

You can also click on the either the pdf or the link below to view the parent/carer FAQ document: