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Welcome to Halfway's Parent Zone

The Parent Zone is an online resource to provide parents and their families with helpful information.

Here you will find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents and their families, as well as information about events and visitors to Halfway Houses School.


Our next parent coffee afternoon

will be on Wednesday 11th July 2018

starting at 2pm in the small hall 

Our theme this session will be 'Makaton'


A chance to chill and chat with a cuppa and a biscuit.

I look forward to seeing you there - Mrs D Spocchia.

MIDAS Parent and Carer Workshops

We are pleased to be able to announce the dates for this years exciting range of parent and carer support courses.



Thursday 21st June 2018 - Makaton.


Thursday 12th July 2018 - Siblings and Friendship.


These sessions will run on the dates above at:

9:30am - 11:30am at the MIDAS centre Meadowfield School, Swanstree Avenue, Kent, ME10 4NL


12:30pm - 2:30pm at Halfway Houses Primary School, Danley Road Sheerness, Kent, ME12 3AP


The content of the sessions will be the same at both locations; parents should choose the location or time that is most convenient for them.

This programme is free to attend and refreshments will be provided.


To request a place or request further information please email: or telephone MIDAS Centre on 01795 477788 option 5.


Car Seat Safety

Hi all,

I am giving you a new link for car seat safety.

I am arranging for them to come into one of our coffee mornings. 

Hope you find this useful.

Fire Safety

We had the fire brigade give a talk to parents in July, some of the things discussed were-

Think ahead: Make an escape plan

What to do -How to get out-If you can't get out

Smoke Alarms


Electrical goods

Candles and tea lights

Home Safety Website


Get Out, Stay Out and call 999


Free Digital Parenting Magazine

Today, families use a whole range of different devices that allow us to get online almost anywhere, at any time, and communicate with almost anyone using social media.

Click on the Digital Parenting  picture above to either read online or download the magazine to share knowledge with your family as you explore the digital world together.


If you wish to make some changes to your life ask an NHS Health Trainer.

They can give you free advice and support to get you on your way to a healthier life.

Call free on 0300 123 1220

or visit



Grandparents Plus

Are you bringing up a relative's child?

Call the Family and Friends Advice Line on 0300 123 7015

or visit their website

or email:



Sheppey College

Sheppey College visited our coffee morning explaining about courses on offer and about the facilities available at the college.

Sheppey College website

Useful Websites

Mrs Debbie Spocchia

Pastoral worker