Family Learning Programme
Perseid School offers many great opportunities for parents and carers to learn about the strategies that their children are using at school and to see videos of their progress.
2020/21 Family Learning Programme Timetable
|Date||Parent Workshops||Led By|
|Friday 18th September 2020||Signalong||Rosie|
|Friday 25th September 2020||Attention Autism||Rosie|
|Friday 2nd October 2020||Online Safety||Leanne|
|Friday 9th October 2020||Parentmail and Online Learning||Rosie and Tracey|
|Friday 23rd October 2020||PECS - new starters||Camilla|
|Friday 13th November 2020||Read Write Inc||Jenny|
|Friday 20th November 2020||MOVE||Steve|
|Friday 22nd November 2020||Social Stories||Rosie|
|Friday 27th November 2020||PECS 1:1 Sessions||Camilla|
|Friday 4th December 2020||Intensive Interaction||Rosie|
|Friday 11th December 2020||iPads for Communication||Camilla|
If you are interested in attending any of these workshops, virtually via zoom, please email the office. They will forward your message on to Rosie, who will then be in touch with you to arrange. If a workshop is suitable for you, due to your child's needs, you will be invited to attend by the professional that is leading the workshop, at points throughout the year.
Some of these strategies are presented in a group environment, where parents are invited to the workshops that we feel would be beneficial for them to attend. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents of children using the same strategies. Parent Workshops will also enable parents and carers to have training to use these strategies outside of school. They are generally run on Fridays, 9.30-11.30.
Currently, we run termly workshops including: Signalong, Attention Autism, PECS, Social Stories, MOVE and Intensive Interaction. Our annual Coffee Mornings include Read, Write, Inc, Colourful Semantics, and TEACCH.
Tamil Fridays take place on the second Friday of every month, from 10.00 -11.15. All families are welcome to attend, however there is a Tamil speaking Teaching Assistant who also supports the group, along with Family Support Worker Tracey.
Stay and Play
Stay and Play is a drop in session from 11.00-12.30. This is an opportunity for parents and carers of children who attend the Nursery Class to come along, with their child and siblings, to have a coffee, play and chat with other parents and pupils from Nursery Class. Stay and Play is run by our Family Support Worker, Tracey, and Nursery Class Teacher, Rosie.
Helping Hands is a workshop for parents and carers of pupils in Reception and Key Stage 1. It involves helping to make resources for the pupils at Perseid, such as PECS or symbols, whilst being in a relaxed environment where you can meet with other parents and careers from Perseid, and share your experiences with others.
Parent Focus Group
Parent Focus Group is a parent group which is led by Clair Jacks from Merton CAMHS and Tracey, our Family Support Worker. Subjects such as Sensory Processing, difficulties with sleeping, restrictive diets, toileting and behaviour are covered. Clair takes up her post in October, and so more information will be sent out to parents nearer the time.