The Parental Support Programme is being developed to help you, as parents, to both support your child and for your own personal development.
As a school, we understand how important it is for us to work together, which is why we have created a programme of sessions beginning in the autumn term 2012.
We will be inviting you over the year to attend our evenings, so please make good use of the opportunities available.
If you would like more information or have any suggestions on how we can support you further, please contact Mrs Morris (Deputy Headteacher) by telephone or on email@example.com
The Parental Support Programme (PSP) will include the following:
First aid training
Have you ever been involved in an accident in the home? Are you concerned that you may not have the skills to deal with an emergency? We will provide you with the basic First Aid course, in conjunction with St John Ambulance.
Both you and your child will benefit from gaining a clearer understanding of how to use different revision strategies, learning how to develop a revision timetable and using a good exam technique effectively. This evening will allow you to pick up tips to support your child to revise.
Are there any areas of Literacy that you have struggled with when trying to support your child at home? If so, this is a good chance for you to overcome some of your own barriers to learning.
Numeracy for parents
There may have been times when you have just not understood the method your child is using for the ‘basics’ in maths. This is a chance to improve your understanding of modern techniques of Numeracy.
Read Write Inc (RWI)
This is an opportunity for parents to find out in more detail the RWI Literacy programme that some students access on a daily basis. You will also be given guidance on how to support your child develop confidence and skill in reading and writing.
Attendance really does matter. This evening will highlight the importance of attending school and being punctual and will give you strategies to support your child if the need arises.
Year 7 Assessment days for parents
How many times have you been invited into your primary school to look at your child’s work? These days will be arranged on a regular basis to allow you to come into school and discuss the work that your child has produced and to see learning in action.
Year 7 Parent Group
A new school for your child is also a new school for you and changing schools can be an exciting time. The Horizon department invites you to come into school for a cup of tea and a chat each week.
E-safety and social networking
Have you concerns about your child accessing facebook, MSN or other social network sites? Do you want to limit access, but don’t know how? Or do you just want to know more about e-safety and what to do if you have a problem? If so, then this session will benefit you.
How to use the VLE
The VLE is a huge learning resource for the whole community to access. This evening will give you guidance on how to use the VLE effectively.
How to use iamlearning
Most students at Grainville are now using iamlearning on a regular basis. We will help you to learn more about how to navigate this programme and see how much your child is achieving.
How to support your child with homework
How much homework should your child be receiving per week? What sort of tasks will they be asked to complete? How can you help them with homework? All will be explained.
EAL guidance for parents
Do you struggle to keep up with your child in English? We can help you with your own understanding of the English language.
How you can support your child through the teenage years. Handy hints on how to deal with challenging situations.
Educational Psychologist drop in service
Our Educational Psychologist, Kathryn Robinson, will be available to meet you to discuss concerns you may have about your child’s learning or behaviour.
ASD support group
A regular meeting for parents and staff to discuss issues and support each other for students who access the Communications Provision.