Online: Working With Parents and Families With Julie Westrop

  • 21st Sep 2020
  • Multiple
  • Culture & Community, Inclusion, NQT
  • Spaces
  • Primary
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Lunch Not Included
  • Refreshments Not Included
  • From £35.00

This online training is for any member of staff in the early stages of working in a supportive/advisory role with parents and families. The 5 x 1.5 hour online training modules which are spread out over 5 weeks

About The Course

The modules equip delegates with the knowledge, skills and confidence to both support and advise parents/carers in their parenting role so that their children develop, achieve and thrive at school.

During the online Zoom session , the trainer will share their screen, video and audio. Attendees are able to interact with one another and the trainer. Additional materials shared with delegates post session.

Session 1 - 21st September 2020

  • Exploring the parent support role
  • Establishing contact and starting to develop a positive relationship with parents/carers.
  • Getting to know the parent community
  • Appreciating the challenges for some parents and schools in developing the relationship with school ( including difference and diversity )

Session 2 - 29th September 2020

  • Developing skills in communicating effectively with parents/carers
  • Developing a partnership model of working.
  • Having difficult conversations.

Session 3 - 9th October 2020

  • Recognising resilience in a family and adopting a strengths based approach
  • Exploring concepts of parenting and the parenting role

Session 4 - 15th October 2020

  • Developing the use of contracting skills
  • Using coaching principles in working with families
  • Helping families set goals

Session 5 - 23rd October 2020

  • Resources to support you in your work.
  • Developing reflective practice
  • Next steps
About the Programme Leader

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 .

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Title / Date
Time / Venue
21st Sep 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
29th Sep 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
9th Oct 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
15th Oct 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
23rd Oct 2020
10:00am - 11:30am