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Parent Carer SEND workshops

Parent SEND workshops

As part of our commitment to working in partnership with parents and carers, to support the best possible outcomes for our pupils, we aim to run SEND workshops during the year. We hope they help to provide a greater understanding of a diagnosis or difficulties a child may experience, in a caring environment, with practical advice. 

Who is delivering the workshops?

These workshops are organised by our SENDCo, Sarah Wilkinson and delivered by our Clinical Psychologist, Dr Ze’ev Levita. Ze’ev is experienced in working with children and young adults with special educational needs and developing strategies to support young people. He offers ‘Problem Solving’ sessions to our pupils.

 

 

 

Upcoming Autumn term SEND training workshops

All sessions will be held at the school, from 9.30am -1pm. Welcome from 9.30am, refreshments & lunch provided. 

How to join the sessions 

Either complete this brief form or email Rachel Kelleher, rkelleher@wkrs.co.uk with the sessions you’d like to join.

Date Topic  
Monday 18th September Autism & PDA

This workshop will focus on:

  • Developing an understanding of Autism & PDA and the relationship between the two.
  • Looking at the implications for care, parenting and education.
  • Exploring useful and practical strategies to support children.
Monday 25th September ADHD

This workshop will focus on:

  • Developing a joint understanding of ADHD.
  • Looking at the implications for care, parenting and education.
  • Exploring useful and practical strategies to support children.
Monday 21st October Challenging Behaviour

This workshop will focus on:

  • Exploring what is meant by challenging behaviour.
  • Identifying the potential reasons behind it.
  • Developing practical strategies to manage challenging behaviour in a variety of settings.
Monday 9th October Attachment & Trauma 

This workshop will focus on:

  • Understanding how children develop attachments.
  • Recognising the different types of attachment that can be formed.
  • How different types of attachment can impact a child
Monday 30th October Self Harm

This workshop will focus on:

  • Developing understanding of the reasons for self-harm
  • Understanding the difference between intentions for self harm and intentions for suicide
  • Exploring practical means of prevention and ways to reduce danger 
Monday 6th November Emotional Regulation

This workshop will focus on:

  • Developing understanding of the process of emotional regulation & control
  • Exploring the implication of emotional disregulation on learning, social interaction and coping
  • Exploring the implication for care, parenting & education

 

More information

  • We would like the sessions to be accessible and for as many parents and carers to join us as possible.
  • Other family members who support your child are also welcome.
  • If you have any special dietary requirements or if there are any special arrangements that would make coming along/joining the sessions easier, please let us know. 
  • The workshops will at the school in our main meeting room in small groups of up to about 15.
  • We aim for the workshops to be welcoming, inclusive and confidential, so parents and carers feel comfortable sharing information and asking questions.  
  • The workshops will be a combination of advice and information from Ze’ev and group discussion around support strategies.
  • There will be the opportunity to ask questions, however if you wish to have a private meeting at a later date with Ze’ev this can be arranged. 

 

Here's what parents and carers have said about previous workshops:

"Very helpful. Wonderful opportunity to be able to attend the workshops"

“A great insight” “Fantastic opportunity to meet other parents.”

“I have enjoyed the workshops, I have learnt a lot and have helped me more than any others.”

“It is taught in a calming, informative way and gives you time to talk and respond.”

“I would recommend any parent to attend these workshops.” 

“An opportunity to discuss different situations that work to help with your own situation”

“So helpful, so empowering”

WKS workshop etiquette/social code: 

We're committed to making any parent/carer event, coffee morning or workshops a welcoming, inclusive and positive experience for everyone. We ask you please read and follow our etiquette guide:

  • Confidentiality - Personal details and information shared is confidential and not to be discussed or shared outside of the workshop 
  • Judgement free
  • Be kind - we never know what’s going on in someone’s life
  • Be respectful to others
  • Positivity - we want to create a positive, supportive atmosphere 
  • Open conversation - Please keep discusssions open and inclusive so everyone is able to join in. Consider if your conversation may be better suited to a private situation.
  • Be mindful some find it easier to talk than others, or prefer to listen. 
  • Inclusive - please let us know of any ways we can make the workshop more accessible or anything to improve your individual experience.

 

West Kirby School and College, Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH

0151 632 3201