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Parental Engagement 2017/18

Marjory Kinnon School strives to support parents and carers, and develop strong relationships with them. We offer a range of parent and carer programmes, workshops and coffee mornings throughout the academic year. We aim to provide a range of services that encompass both educational and practical sessions, as well as opportunities for parents to share their own knowledge and expertise, and gain support from one another.

Teaching/Learning Workshops

During the current year we have offered a range of workshops to support parents’ understanding around communication, independence, behaviour management strategies, structure, routines and healthy eating. For example, experienced staff hosted the Core Cygnet Programme, and a workshop to support parents with understanding the needs of children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). We also hosted a training session on healthy eating and oral hygiene (Change4Life) where parents had the opportunity to learn about healthy diet with their children.

We gather feedback at the end of each session, and over 90% of parents found that our workshops covered useful material and they would be confident to use learnt strategies at home.

Future Workshops:

• Change4Life: 8 week programme for Secondary: 18th April – 13th of June 2018
• Intensive Interaction: Summer 1 2018
• Follow up workshop on behaviour management strategies, structure and routines: Autumn 2 2018

If you require any further information, please contact our school and ask for the Parental Engagement Strategies Lead.

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