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Parent Workshop/Learning Programme

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This programme is designed to support, help and engage parents in the education of their child. Studies have shown that when a parent engages fully in the education of their child, there is an increase in performance and attainment.

The aim of this programme is to include and not exclude parents and as always, if there are any suggestions that you have for a workshop that will help you support your son/daughter in their learning, please do contact the main reception, giving your suggestion, as we are very much open to suggestions and would be happy to run a useful workshop if demand from parents is there.

This year, we have designed the programme to contain both information points and experiential opportunities so that you can understand the learning that your son/daughter experiences.

If you would like to attend a workshop, please contact Una Purtill by emailing upurtill@vynersschool.org.uk or phoning 01895 234342 no later than 48 hours before the event stating clearly your full name, the tutorial that your child is in and the workshop you would like to attend. This will enable us to provide adequate resources and should there be any need to postpone or cancel a workshop this will also enable us to contact you.

On arrival, please come to the school reception five minutes before the start time where you will be greeted by the workshop provider.

Many thanks for your continued support and we hope you enjoy attending these parent learning workshops.

Please see below list of workshops planned for academic year 2017 to 2018:

Tuesday 3 October 2017 - Year 11, How to help your child revise for their GCSEs.   6 - 7pm in Main Hall.

Monday 9 October 2017 - Year 7, Science Parent Information Evening.  5 - 6pm in Room 138. See presentation below.

Monday 16 October 2017 - Year 9, 10 & 11, Music GCSE - How to help your child.    CANCELLED - WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED.

Wednesday 18 October 2017 - Year 12, Introductory course for 'New A level Scientists'.  5.30 - 6.30pm in Room 138.    CANCELLED

Wednesday 1 November 2017 - Years 7 & 8 ( KS3), How to strengthen 'Literacy Skills at Home'.  5 - 5.45pm in Learning Resource Centre. 

Thursday 2 November 2017 -  Years 9, 10 & 11 (KS4), Why chose STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).  5.30 - 6.30pm in Learning Resource Centre.

Monday 6 November 2017 - Year 12, Introductory Course, Mathematics A Level Parent Information Evening.  5 - 6pm in Room 015.

Monday 13 November 2017 - Years 7 & 8 (KS3), Mathematics Parent Information Evening.  5 - 6pm in Room 027.

Wednesday 15 November 2017 - Year 11, How to achieve the top grades in GCSE Business and/or GCSE Economics.  5.30 - 6.30pm in Room 102.

Thursday 16 November 2017 - Year 9, 10 & 11, Understanding the New Mathematics GCSE.  5 - 6pm in Room 018. See Presentation below.

Monday 20 November 2017 - Years 9 & 10, GCSE English, How to support your child at home.  5 - 6pm in Learning Resource Centre. See Presentation below.

Tuesday 21 November 2017 - Year 7 & 8 (KS3), English Skills Workshop.  5 - 6pm in Learning Resource Centre.

Thursday 30 November 2017 - Years 9, 10 & 11 (KS4), Supporting your child though the new GCSE History exam.  5.30 - 6.15pm in Room 111.   CANCELLED WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED.

Wednesday 10 January 2018 - Year 10 & 11, Preparing for the GCSE Design & Technology exam.  5 - 6.30pm in Room 031.

Monday 15 January 2018 - Year 9, Science GCSE Parent information evening.  5 - 6pm in Room 138.

Tuesday 16 January 2018 - Year 8 & 9, 'Sport the Difference' - Whether to pick GCSE or BTEC PE.  5 - 6pm in Room 045.   CANCELLED

Wednesday 17 January 2018 - Years 9 & 10 (KS4), Strengthening Literacry Skills at Home.  5 - 5.45pm in Room 205.  CANCELLED

Thursday 18 January 2018 - Years 9 & 10 (KS4), Preparing for the demands of GCSE Courses.  5 - pm in Room 017. See Presentation below.