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Pear Tree Mead Academy

Pear Tree Mead Academy

Partnership With Parents

At Pear Tree Mead we aim to have a close relationship with parents.  Our FST (Family Support Team) are available if you have any issues, whether they are school related or personal.  Please feel free to come and find her or make an appointment.  We can make sure that you speak to the correct member of the team who is best to help you.  

Parent Volunteers

If you have a few hours to spare each week and would like to help out in school as a volunteer, please contact the school for more details.

MIND in West Essex at PTM

We are very lucky to work with Mind in West Essex and have our own support worker who works at PTM once a week.  She can run sessions for whole classes or groups of children.  She also has time to work with individual parents to support them with their children at home.  Mind also run weekly online group sessions which many of our parents have attended.  Please ask a member of our FST for any more information that you require. 

Parent Feedback Questionnaires 

We value the views and opinions of all our stakeholders, including our parents. Please see below for our questionnaire results.

Parent Feedback – 2021

Parent Feedback – 2019

Parent Feedback – 2018


Useful websites:-


Harlow Community Hub (Open Mon-Fri 10am - 2pm)

Tel:  01279 927005 or email

Family Lives (Parentline Plus) website which offers parents a confidential helpine , live online chat, parenting advice videos, online parenting courses and a forum on a wide range of topics to do with health/wellbeing/learning and behaviour.  


Family in Focus

This is an independent charity providing support for families with disabilities and special needs counselling and advice for adults.


Tree House children’s centre

Offers a range of services for families and children under 5.



Relate offers relationship counselling either individual or for couples or youth counselling. The Parenting Troubled Teenagers page gives parents the opportunity to chat online with an advisor.


PACT Parents of Autistic children together

Support for parents and children on the Autistic Spectrum.  This is a very welcoming group of parents who run activities eg swimming at Stewards school and trampolining to support parents through difficult times.


Family Learning

Our Family Learning workshops are provided by Essex County Council and are free to attend.  They are open to parents, grandparents and carers of PTM pupils.  The sessions take place at our school and a crèche is available for younger children for some sessions.  We also provide refreshments for those attending.  Some sessions are for parents only. 

Workshops are advertised via ParentMail where you will find further information on how to reserve a place.  Parents who have attended previous Family Learning sessions have told us how enjoyable they were; why not come along to one of our workshops and see for yourself!