An Introduction to Working with Parents and Families in a supportive role.

  • 22nd Sep 2021
  • Online
  • Culture & Community, Inclusion, NQT
  • Spaces
  • Primary
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Partner Schools Save 50%
  • Affiliate Schools Save 25%
  • Non-members From £40.00

This online training is for any member of staff in the early stages of working in a supportive/advisory role with parents and families ( e.g. Parent Support Adviser, Family Support Worker) . 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.

The training consists of 2 half day online training sessions using Zoom. Cost for each session is £40. Delegates are required to attend both sessions.

About The Course


Friday 15 January 2021 9.00-11.30 £40

Monday 18 January 2021 13.00-15.00 £40

The units are as follows:


  • Exploring the parent support role

  • Getting to know the parent community and forming positive relationships

  • Appreciating the challenges for some parents and schools in developing the relationship with school ( including difference and diversity )

  • Developing skills in communicating effectively with parents/carers

  • Developing a partnership model of working

  • Recognising resilience in a family and adopting a strengths based approach


  • Developing the use of contracting skills

  • Using coaching principles in working with families

  • Helping families set goals

  • Resources

  • Developing reflective practice
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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