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.

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Leadership and Management

Early Career Development Quality Mark

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Corporate Wellbeing Music Workshops

£500.00
£56.00

Curriculum Area Training

DJ / Urban Music Teacher In Residence

£48.00

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Ruby Rafa and Riz: Feel Think and Do

£3.00
£10.00

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

£3.00

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Myg and Me Teaching Pack

£15.00

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Something Has Happened

£5.00

Curriculum Area Training

Your Mummy Ate My Football – Book

£5.00

Curriculum Area Training

Clued Up For Growing Up

£50.00
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Curriculum Area Training

Birmingham Grid

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£260.00
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Curriculum Area Training

Boys and Girls – Book

£5.00
£100.00
£35.00
£35.00
£50.00
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Leadership and Management

School Improvement Package

£15.00
CPD Certified
£25.00
CPD Certified

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Dealing with Loss and Bereavement

£25.00

Curriculum Area Training

Free Collective Worship Resources

FREE
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£56.00
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Curriculum Area Training

Charanga Training for School Staff

£140.00
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Curriculum Area Training

Music Production in Schools

£48.00
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Curriculum Area Training

Primary Curriculum Music CPD

£56.00

Curriculum Area Training

PSHE and R(S)HE Consultancy

Curriculum Area Training

Primary English Consultancy

Curriculum Area Training

Primary Mathematics Consultancy

2021/22
£155.00
2021/22
£155.00
2021/22
2021/22
£270.00
2021/22

Assessment

Greater Depth Writing for Year 6 Teachers

Multiple Dates
Next: 23/09/2021
£155.00
2021/22

Assessment

Greater Depth Writing for Year 2 Teachers

Multiple Dates
Next: 23/09/2021
£155.00
2021/22

NQT Support

Behaviours for Learning

Thursday 3rd Mar 2022
£155.00
2021/22

NQT Support

Being Good or Better

Monday 31st Jan 2022
£155.00
2021/22

Leadership and Management

Career Progression For Early Career Teachers

Wednesday 15th Jun 2022
£155.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

Maths Mastery for NQTs

Wednesday 12th Jan 2022
£270.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

Grammar, punctuation and spelling for NQTs

Monday 4th Oct 2021
£270.00
2021/22

Assessment

Principles of Great Assessment

Thursday 24th Mar 2022
£270.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

The Roles and Responsibilities of a New PSHE Subject Leader

Tuesday 2nd Nov 2021
£270.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

Maths for Teaching Assistants

Tuesday 8th Feb 2022
£155.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

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

Tuesday 15th Mar 2022
£270.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

Great Guided Reading

Thursday 13th Jan 2022
£270.00
2021/22

Curriculum 2019 & Beyond

Teaching Outstanding Primary History

Wednesday 8th Dec 2021
£270.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

Effective Leadership of Phonics

Wednesday 2nd Feb 2022
£270.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

Effective Leadership of English

Tuesday 9th Nov 2021
£270.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

Cognitive Science: Teaching for Long-term Learning

Tuesday 1st Feb 2022
£155.00
2021/22

Curriculum 2019 & Beyond

Teaching and Leading MFL in Primary Schools

Monday 8th Nov 2021
£155.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

I Love to Write in the EYFS

Thursday 6th Jan 2022 & Thursday 5th May 2022
£385.00
2021/22

Leadership and Management

Safer Recruitment

Multiple Dates
Next: 12/10/2021
£270.00
2021/22

Leadership and Management

Safeguarding and Child Protection for Headteachers and Nominated Governors

Multiple Dates
Next: 20/09/2021
£270.00
2021/22

EYFS

EYFS Network Meetings

Multiple Dates
Next: 03/11/2021
£155.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

Maths Subject Leaders’ Update and Networking

Multiple Dates
Next: 13/10/2021
£155.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

English Subject Leaders’ Update and Networking

Multiple Dates
Next: 16/02/2022
£155.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

Science Subject Leaders’ Update and Networking

Multiple Dates
Next: 13/10/2021
£155.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

Primary PSHE Subject Leaders’ Network Meeting

Multiple Dates
Next: 06/12/2021
£155.00
2021/22

NQT Support

Early Career Teacher – Tutor/Mentor Training

Multiple Dates
Next: 08/09/2021
£155.00
2021/22

NQT Support

Getting Behaviour Management Right in the Primary School

Multiple Dates
Next: 11/10/2021
£155.00
2021/22
2021/22

Assessment

Administering the Phonics Screening Check for Year One

Multiple Dates
Next: 31/03/2022
£155.00
2021/22
£155.00
2021/22

Assessment

Assessment Briefings for Senior Leaders

Multiple Dates
Next: 24/11/2021
£99.00
2021/22

Leadership and Management

Update for Existing DSLs on Safeguarding and Child Protection

Multiple Dates
Next: 10/09/2021
£155.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

Primary RE Subject Leaders’ Network Meeting

Multiple Dates
Next: 11/10/2021
£155.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

New to Leading RE

Wednesday 20th Oct 2021 & Tuesday 25th Jan 2022
£385.00
2021/22

Assessment

Developing Readers To Achieve Greater Depth at End of KS1

Multiple Dates
Next: 30/09/2021
£155.00
2021/22
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

Leading Reading and Phonics at Key Stage One

Wednesday 17th Nov 2021
£99.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

The Power of Vocabulary

Multiple Dates
Next: 20/10/2021
£99.00
2021/22

EYFS

Revised EYFS – Exploring Pedagogy and Curriculum

Wednesday 22nd Sep 2021 & Wednesday 20th Oct 2021
£270.00
2021/22

Assessment

EYFS reforms – Understanding the new Early Learning Goals

Wednesday 12th Jan 2022 & Wednesday 9th Feb 2022
£270.00
2021/22

Assessment

Unpicking the KS1 writing standards

Tuesday 5th Oct 2021
£155.00
2021/22

Assessment

Unpicking the KS2 writing standards

Wednesday 10th Nov 2021
£155.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

Closing the Reading Gap

Wednesday 17th Nov 2021 & Wednesday 19th Jan 2022
£270.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

Rosenshine’s Principles in the Primary Classroom

Wednesday 26th Jan 2022
£270.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

Phonics for Reading and Writing

Wednesday 9th Mar 2022
£99.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

Text-based Approaches to Writing: Audience and Purpose at the Heart!

Tuesday 21st Sep 2021
£270.00
£155.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

Project X CODE: Training and Support for Reading

Friday 1st Oct 2021 & Friday 5th Nov 2021
£800.00
2021/22

Interventions

Success@Arithmetic: Number Sense

Wednesday 29th Sep 2021 & Wednesday 6th Oct 2021 & Wednesday 17th Nov 2021
£1,050.00
2021/22

Interventions

Success@Arithmetic: Calculation

Wednesday 29th Sep 2021 & Friday 8th Oct 2021 & Friday 19th Nov 2021
£1,050.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

1stClass@Number 1

Wednesday 22nd Sep 2021 & Friday 15th Oct 2021 & Friday 12th Nov 2021 & Friday 3rd Dec 2021 & Friday 28th Jan 2022
£1,050.00
2021/22

Curriculum Area Training

Becoming 1stClass@Number

Wednesday 22nd Sep 2021 & Friday 15th Oct 2021 & Friday 12th Nov 2021 & Friday 3rd Dec 2021 & Friday 28th Jan 2022
£1,050.00
2021/22

Interventions

1stClass@Number 2

Wednesday 22nd Sep 2021 & Friday 15th Oct 2021 & Friday 12th Nov 2021 & Friday 3rd Dec 2021 & Friday 28th Jan 2022
£1,050.00

Assessment

Year 2 Phonics Check – Autumn Term

Monday 27th Sep 2021
£99.00

Curriculum Area Training

Planning for Writing using High-Quality Texts

Tuesday 30th Nov 2021
£99.00

Curriculum Area Training

Getting to Grips with Reading Comprehension

Wednesday 12th Jan 2022
£99.00
£99.00