Parent Support Group
Our WKS Parent Support Group takes place 2-3 times a year. All parents and carers are invited to the meetings which take place in school. Whether your child is new to the school or has been attending for some time, we welcome you to join us at our next get-together!
The aim of the Parent Support Group is to give all parents and carers the opportunity to meet with each other and feel supported. Parents have told us that it’s difficult to get to know each other when you don’t meet up after school to collect children. We recognise this makes things more difficult so for the past 8years we have been offering parents the chance to meet in school.
The group can be an opportunity to network and share information about your local community e.g. clubs, activities or any deals that are on offer. The Parent Support Group is organised by school staff which also gives us the opportunity to share information that is available in school. Lynda Powner who is our Home School Liaison Officer often comes along to join the group, and our Parent Governors also join us.
We try to discuss topics that are important to you. In the past we have discussed parent views around transition; future aspirations; life skills, careers or college; and EHCPs. Sometimes we have guest speakers or organise social events which are just a good chance to relax, chat and have fun!
Although WKS can be a long way for people to come, we do have parents and carers who travel from Cheshire, Shropshire, Wales, Liverpool and Wirral. It’s ok if you can only pop in to join us for some of the time or if you need to arrive late/leave early.
Here is a comment from a parent who has been involved in the group:
“In my experience, having a child with different needs can make you feel isolated and a bit detached, especially if your child does not attend your local school. WKS run a Support Group in the school once a term which is very relaxed and informal. It’s an opportunity to listen to invited speakers, chat with other parents, share experiences and relax in the knowledge that we all share similar challenges. So if you are a parent, grandparent or carer, why not come along and see for yourself.”