Parent Gym is coming to Howard Primary

Dear Parents/Carers,

RE: Parent Gym is coming to Howard Primary from 22nd May 2023: 12 places available

We know from talking with parents that many of you wonder what you can do to give your children the best start in life (and make your life as a parent a bit easier too).

This is why we’re delighted to offer Parent Gym, a well-established, six-week programme that shares and explores practical tips and strategies to make family life easier and help your children thrive. Come along to meet other parents, hear their stories and pick up new ideas. Everyone is welcome and it is completely free.


The sessions are themed as follows and will be led by our Parent Gym Coach, Miss Ancel:

Week 1:  Mon 22nd May 13:20-15:20, Music Room

CHAT: How to communicate. Get you and your child talking and listening in a positive way every day.

Week 2: Mon 12th June 13:20-15:20, Music Room

LOVE: How to show you care, in the right ways Boosting your child’s confidence, with a balance between closeness and independence.

Week 3: Mon 19th June 13:20-15:20, Music Room

BEHAVE: How to be consistent in setting boundaries. Bring calm to your family with rules and routines that really work.

Week 4: Mon 26th June 13:20-15:20, Music Room

CARE: How to raise healthy children. Keep yourself and your family healthy and happy with good sleep, eating and exercise.

Week 5: Mon 3rd July 13:20-15:20, Music Room

DISCOVER:  How to encourage learning. Help develop healthy learning habits with your child, including managing screen time.

Week 6: Mon 10th July 13:20-15:20, Music Room

TOGETHER: How to build a family support network. Keep your family feeling happy, supported and loved.


To find out whether this is for you, please join us for a taster session on Monday, 15th May, 14:30-15:15, in the Music Room.  If you know this is for you, to book a place on the Parent Gym course, please email Mrs Pollington at:


Yours sincerely,

Mrs Pollington and Miss Ancel

Wellbeing Team

Howard Primary

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