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Hove Junior School

Portland Road & Holland Road

"There is strong evidence of good systemic leadership and an aspirational culture, supporting strong outcomes for pupils and in raising standards for disadvantaged and SEND pupils" - Ofsted, February 2020

Parent Gym

What is Parent Gym?

Parent Gym is a series of six sessions proven to increase parents’ skills and confidence and so improve the behaviour and wellbeing of their children. We cover all aspects of life - such as how to increase and fine tune communication between children and parents, supporting worries, creating routines and tackling tricky behaviour. 

Parent Gym was independently evaluated by UEL in 2011, and Canterbury Christ Church University in 2012 – which found that two months or more after they had completed the programme 100% of parents interviewed reported that their relationships with their children had improved. Parent Gym has subsequently been independently evaluated by the University of Hertfordshire (2014) and the University of Warwick (2014 & 2016).

For more information please click here to watch a video about Parent Gym.


If you are interested in signing up for a place on our Parent Gym programme or would like more info, please contact Lou Molloy at either site, or speak to one of your Inclusion team, Charlotte Wallace  (Holland Road site) and Elaine McMahon (Portland Road site).