Partnership with Parents

Parent Partnership

At Pear Tree Mead we aim to have a close relationship with parents. Ruth Bartlett, the Family Liaison Officer, is 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.


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 Ruth Bartlett for more details.


Useful websites

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, 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 but support parents through difficult times



Current Projects for the coming academic year   September 2020 / 2021 Details to follow:

Due to the Government’s rules on social distancing, it is difficult to say when activities and workshops will resume again.  We will inform you when this service will resume.


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 in our Hive meeting room and a crèche is available for younger children. We also provide refreshments for those attending.

Workshops are advertised via ParentMail and our school website 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