Parent/Carer Coffee Mornings and Sessions/Workshops on Topics of Interest
Dawn Lyman, Shenstone's Family Wellbeing Lead, arranges various sessions/coffee mornings so parents can connect/benefit from useful topic discussions, see below:
Parent/Carer Well Being Coffee Morning on 28th February 2020 - Mindfulness Workshop presented by Pascale Berthellet. It was a great opportunity to get together and escape from our busy lives and focus on our wellbeing.
Pascale helped us understand the importance of being Mindful and living in the moment. She showed us some simple exercise we could do. These helped remind us to take time out to re-focus and be more aware of our present lives, rather than dwelling on the past or anticipating the future. She also helped us understand ways of letting go of negative thoughts and channelling them into positives.
Pascale left us with this quote –
Past is history.
Present is a gift.
Future is a mystery.
Parents’ comments –
"I came away feeling so much more positive."
"It helped me think about channelling my emotions and thoughts in a more positive way."
Parent/Carer Wellbeing and MIND Information/Support Virtual Coffee Morning on 29th April 2021 and opportunity to book a place on our virtual Read Write Inc Mornings in June to help your child on their reading journey.
Bexley Voice Virtual Annual Review Workshop on 11th May 2021 for Parents/Carers
Parent/Carer Virtual Understanding Autism Workshops on 1st and 8th December 2021
Shenstone Superhero Parents/Carers online workshops (“Exploring and Understanding Autism Together “) -
1st December 2021 Understanding Autism (Managing your Child's Anxiety)
8th December 2021 Sensory Differences (Behaviour as Communication)
Shenstone School Come Together - Parent/Carer Coffee Morning /Drop In on 16th March 2022 at Shenstone Sidcup
Parent/Carer Continence Workshop on 21st April 2022 at Crayford presented by Natalie Troy, Continence Advisor
Parent/Carer Oral Hygiene Workshop on 6th May 2022 at Sidcup presented by Gwen Jerom, Oral Health Promoter
Parent/Carer 2Sleep Workshop on 17th May 2022 at Crayford presented by Vanessa Moore, Sleep Practitioner
Parent/Carer Virtual Read Write Inc Mornings (Literacy Workshops) on 21st June 2022 at Crayford and 24th June at Sidcup presented by Sue Coll, Literacy Lead
Crayford Parents/Carers Coffee Morning - The Shenstone Curriculum and Pathways with a focus on Evidence Me on 6th October 2022 presented by Meena Malhi, Deputy Head and Dawn Lyman
Sidcup Parents/Carers Coffee Morning - The Shenstone Curriculum and Pathways with a focus on Evidence Me on 7th October 2022 presented by Meena Malhi, Deputy Head and Dawn Lyman
Parent/Carer OT Workshop, exploring senses and impact on eating habits and traits on 7th November 2022 at Crayford presented by Shenstone School Occupational Therapists.
Dawn sent a Feed back Form out 18th November 2022 to Parents/Carers enquiring if there were particular topics they would benefit from for future workshops/sessions.
Parents/Carers Living With Autism Workshops for on 23rd November 2022 and 30th November 2022 at Sidcup
Parents/Carers Wellbeing Workshop cancelled in December 2022 TO BE RESCHEDULED Spring 2023
Shenstone School also offers Parent Tours for prospective parents, if you are interested in attending, please email email@example.com for more information.
If you ever have any queries or concerns, always drop Dawn an email or give the school office a call and they will ask Dawn to get in touch.