WORKING WITH PARENTS AND CARERS

An Online Course Created By Award-Winning School Support Provider, Services For Education

Improve your skills at interacting with parents by learning:

  • Some of the key factors that can contribute to poor relationships with parents and carers and how you can try to avoid them, building trust and avoiding conflict
  • Strategies for building positive collaboration and effectively harnessing the knowledge and skills of parents to improve the way you work
  • Some of the key opportunities that will crop up throughout the year, giving you opportunity work in partnership with parents
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why services for education?

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To find out more, please email: hello@servicesforeducation.co.uk

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how does the course work?

Working with Parents and Carers is a video-led online course.

Linda Brown, our Leadership and Management expert and ex-headteacher will talk you through a slideshow packed full of insights, tried and tested strategies and exercises for you to complete.

  • You will be encouraged to really get into the mindset of a parent and think about what situations and circumstances could be affecting their perception of you and the school
  • You will learn more about challenging parents and what actions can be taken to improve relationships in a proactive, rather than reactive, manner
  • You will discover strategies for dealing with social media and how it can enhance your school’s reputation, as well as tips on how to prevent any damaging content going out
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about the course leader: Linda Brown

Linda qualified with a Bachelor of Education (Honours), and began her teaching career in the West Midlands. During this time, she gained further qualifications, including NPQH, and worked in six socially and economically diverse schools, including an acting Headship in a large 3 form entry primary, and a substantive Headship for seven years.

Following headship, she set up her own consultancy and undertook extensive school improvement work, ranging from work with newly qualified teachers to support for senior leadership teams and governors.

Linda joined Services For Education as a Senior Adviser where her role is primarily focused upon developing leaders, including those who have recently transitioned to Headship.

School Improvement activity, leading governor training on behalf of BCC and being a School Improvement Adviser also form part of her senior role at Services For Education.

More recently, Linda attained Fellowship of the Institute of Leadership and Management.

about services for education

At Services For Education we provide a wide range of face to face services and professional development opportunities to enhance teaching and champion school improvement across Birmingham.

In 2018, we came to the realisation that, due to budget cuts and time strains on teachers and school leadership teams, face-to-face training courses are not always a viable option for teaching staff.

So, this year we launched our new range of online courses to suit the super-busy educational professionals that are passionate about their CPD, but don’t necessarily have the time to take even half a day out of the classroom.

Flexible and affordable, our video-lead courses can be completed at your own pace, paused and restarted and re-watched as many times as you like.

We currently have online courses covering Safeguarding, emotional wellbeing in the classroom, the Primary IDSR and working with parents, but watch this space.

Alternatively, if you feel you would prefer face-to-face interaction, we do offer a wide range of in-house training sessions and bespoke, centre-based consultations, depending on your needs. A number of these are accredited or validated by external organisations to provide delegates with a nationally recognised certification. Find out more about us here.

browse all of our courses and services

£120.00

NQT Support

NQT Induction Tutor Training

Multiple Dates
£130.00

Leadership and Management

Early Career Development Quality Mark Briefing 2019/20

Multiple Dates
FREE

Curriculum Area Training

Maths Subject Leaders’ Update and Networking

Multiple Dates
£130.00

Curriculum Area Training

English Subject Leaders’ Update and Networking

Multiple Dates
£130.00

Curriculum Area Training

Science Subject Leaders’ Update and Networking 2019/20

Multiple Dates
£130.00

Leadership and Management

Safer Recruitment

Multiple Dates
£250.00

Curriculum Area Training

Primary PSHE Subject Leaders’ Network Meeting 2019/20

Multiple Dates
£130.00

Assessment

Assessment Briefings for Senior Leaders

Multiple Dates
£90.00

Curriculum 2019 & Beyond

Diving Deep into ‘Deep Dives:’ Middle Leadership in Practice

Tuesday 28th Jan 2020
£130.00
£250.00

Curriculum Area Training

Mastering Writing in Key Stage 1

Monday 27th Jan 2020
£250.00

Curriculum Area Training

Mastering Writing in Years 3 and 4

Wednesday 29th Jan 2020
£250.00
New

Leadership and Management

Understanding the New Primary IDSR

Thursday 30th Jan 2020
£130.00

NQT Support

Being Good or Better

Multiple Dates
£130.00
New

Leadership and Management

Middle Leadership Programme – Becoming An Effective Middle Leader

Monday 3rd Feb 2020 & Monday 16th Mar 2020 & Tuesday 16th Jun 2020
£500.00

Curriculum Area Training

Planning a Visit to a Place of Worship

Wednesday 5th Feb 2020
£130.00
£250.00

NQT Support

Logistics and Time Management

Friday 14th Feb 2020
£130.00

NQT Support

Religious Education for NQTs

Wednesday 12th Feb 2020
£130.00
FREE

Healthy Lifestyles

Food Safety for Teachers

Thursday 13th Feb 2020
£250.00
FREE

Curriculum Area Training

Secondary PSHE Subject Leaders’ Network Meeting

Tuesday 25th Feb 2020
£130.00

Curriculum Area Training

RE Subject Leaders’ Update and Networking

Wednesday 11th Mar 2020
£90.00

Curriculum Area Training

Relationships Education in the Primary School – What, When and How?

Tuesday 17th Mar 2020
£250.00

Curriculum 2019 & Beyond

Subject Leadership in the Primary School

Wednesday 25th Mar 2020 & Tuesday 19th May 2020
£350.00

NQT Support

Behaviours for Learning

Friday 27th Mar 2020
£130.00
£130.00

Healthy Lifestyles

Paediatric First Aid

Thursday 23rd Apr 2020 & Friday 24th Apr 2020
£115.00

NQT Support

Transitioning from NQT to a Subject Lead

Friday 15th May 2020
£130.00

NQT Support

Career Progression 2019/20

Wednesday 3rd Jun 2020
£130.00

EYFS

EYFS Network Meetings 2019/20

Multiple Dates
£130.00

EYFS

Smooth Transitions Into Year One

Tuesday 9th Jun 2020 & Wednesday 16th Sep 2020
£380.00

NQT Support

Essentials in Supporting Pupils with SEND 2019/20

Thursday 18th Jun 2020
£250.00

Healthy Lifestyles

Be Healthy Schools’ Award

£1,545.00

Leadership and Management

Early Career Development Quality Mark

Leadership and Management

School Improvement Provision

Curriculum Area Training

Understanding RE in Birmingham

Curriculum Area Training

Working With Your New RE Co-ordinator

Curriculum Area Training

Fundamental British Values and SMSC

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Attachment

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Health

£52.00
£185.00
£275.00

Curriculum Area Training

DJ / Urban Music Teacher In Residence

£46.25

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Ruby Rafa and Riz: Feel Think and Do

£5.00
£18.00

Curriculum Area Training

Bits and Bobs, Sweat and Spots – Book

£5.00

Curriculum Area Training

Boys and Girls, Men and Women – Book

£5.00

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Myg and Me – Book

£5.00

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Myg and Me Teaching Pack

£25.00

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Something Has Happened

£5.00

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Something Has Happened Online Teaching Pack

£15.00

Curriculum Area Training

Your Mummy Ate My Football – Book

£5.00

Curriculum Area Training

Clued Up For Growing Up

£50.00
Free Trial

Curriculum Area Training

Birmingham Grid

Free Trial
£250.00
Free Trial

Pupil and Parent Support Services

Family Support

£690.00

Pupil and Parent Support Services

Pupil Mentoring

£690.00

Curriculum Area Training

Cross Curricular and Creative Maths

£3,000.00

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Staff Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and the Workplace

Mental Health and Wellbeing

The Emotionally Safe Classroom

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Surviving or Thriving

Mental Health and Wellbeing

The Right to Feel Safe

Mental Health and Wellbeing

An Introduction to Protective Behaviours

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Child and Parent Mental Health

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Loss and Separation

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Self-harming and Eating Disorders

Leadership and Management

Governor Training

Online Course

Online Safeguarding

£10.00

Leadership and Management

Leading Aspect Award

Curriculum Area Training

Bespoke Support with PSHE Education

Curriculum Area Training

Boys and Girls – Book

£5.00

Leadership and Management

Using the Primary IDSR – Online Course

£50.00

Leadership and Management

School Improvement Partner Services

£12.00
£30.00
£30.00
FREE
FREE
£600.00

Curriculum 2019 & Beyond

Intent, Implementation, Impact – Curriculum Development

Multiple Dates
£200.00