Online: Leading Cafes for All with Julie Westrop
- 24th Feb 2021
- Culture & Community, Curriculum
- Early Years, Primary
- Lunch Not Included
- Refreshments Not Included
- From £85.00
The Cafés for All® whole school approach, now used in over 600 primary schools, is a proven, cost effective way for schools to engage all parents/carers in supporting learning, thereby improving outcomes for children by using this enabling and partnership approach. Cafés for All® sessions are designed to be run by class teachers and their class during the school day, with the timings, session length and frequency to be decided by each school. In light of Covid 19, consideration is given as to how class teachers can, in the interim, engage parents/carers remotely in supporting learning until face to face sessions can recommence. The half day training for the member of staff (ideally member of SLT) who will lead on the introduction of the Cafes for All approach, is followed by a one hour online discussion a term later to share progress and ideas.
The half day training enables delegates to:
Have a secure understanding of the Cafés for All ® concept and rationale
Be confident to lead on introducing and implementing the Cafés for All ® approach in school
Be able to plan and deliver a variety of learning opportunities for families in café sessions
Understand how to help all parents/families support and develop a child’s learning, confidence and achievement
- Hear how the Cafés for All ® approach has been successfully adopted by a variety of schools across the UK
‘The introduction of the Learning Cafés has had a really positive impact on parental engagement and confidence. Parents are excited about what children are learning at school and feel they are more able to support them. There is a real buzz about Learning Cafés in the school now'- Sheringham Community Primary National Teaching School
Julie Westrop- Director of A2E2 Edu Ltd and creator of Cafés for All®, the whole school approach to engaging families in supporting learning, co-ordinator of Norfolk’s Family Practitioner Network , Associate Adviser with VNET, consultant /adviser on all aspects of the school/home partnership, involving and engaging parents in learning , community engagement. Former LA Senior School Adviser/S.I.P./Ofsted inspector, LA lead adviser for Family Engagement, Parent Support Adviser Co-ordinator and Literacy Adviser .