An Introduction to Working with Parents and Families in a supportive role.
- No Forthcoming Dates
- Culture & Community, Inclusion, NQT
- Teaching & Learning
- Lunch Not Included
- Refreshments Not Included
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.
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
- Developing reflective practice
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 .