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Parent School


Parent School is the training programme for parents/ carers. We have a brilliant programme of training and workshops in place so be sure to check regularly for new programme announcements. 


Maths Mornings

We would like to invite you to attend our Maths Mornings for KS1 and KS2. Please use the forms below to sign up to attend. 





Feedback from our workshops

Phonics workshop for EYFS and KS1

The most useful part of this training session was:

"the understanding of phonics and how the sounds are used to build words.  How to identify /ae/ the sound in the text.  We can confidently start practising this at home.

A very useful workshop to engage parents.  Thank you"

"The most useful part of this training session was learning to build words and identifying the sounds of words.  It was fantastic.  Thank you so much for taking the time.  An excellent session."

"The most useful part of this training session was understanding the various teaching methods used to teach phonics.  This is a great initiative and as parents, we really appreciate being involved in this."

"The most useful part of this training session was learning the sounds of some of the letters commonly mispronounced.  I t was useful to have these workshops to understand how you teach and are able to support your child at home."

Maths workshop for EYFS parents

The most useful parts were:

"New ideas of games and diffrent things to try at home. Thanks so much."

"Seeing the sorts of activities they do in class. Maths related books and commenting not questioning."

"To know about different ways to understand maths and to practise at home - really helpful."

"Bringing maths into physical play wasn't something I had thought about before."

"Maths is not taught, it's caught!"

"Ways to use maths around the home and outdoors."


Please keep scrolling down to see our programme and to sign up to attend workshops. 


Workshops 2018/19

 Positive Parenting Workshop 



 Maths Workshop for Early Years Parents

Wednesday 5th December, 2.30pm and 5pm

Parents learnt about the teaching of maths through games and play and had some practical tasks to complete. 


Positive Parenting Workshops

Wednesday 21st November - 7-8.30pm

Trained coach Sandra led a session on positive parenting techniques. A further session will follow soon, details will be posted here.


Phonics Workshop for parents (Early Years and KS1)

Tuesday 20th November, 2.30 and 5pm in the lower hall

Our phonics workshop was really well attended and we are so pleased with the feedback from parents. We are glad you found it useful and hope you can apply the things you learnt at home.


Workshops 2017/18


Literacy and Numeracy  Support Service

Helping your Child with Spelling - Free Session for Parents and Carers

Time: 9.45 - 12.00

Date: 25th June 2018

More info: Here

Place : Wandsworth Professional Development Centre - Burntwood Lane

This session is predominately aimed at Parents / Carers of children with dyslexia , but the ideas can be used by any Parent / Carer whose child is struggling with spelling.


 Reading and Phonics in Nursery – Nursery parents/carers

Time: 11am and 2.45pm

Date: 22nd January 2018

Place: Arts Centre

This workshop will give you ideas to support your children on their journey to becoming fluent readers. We will talk about the teaching of reading in Nursery, including Phonics. We will talk about our Phonics scheme, SoundsWrite, how the lessons work and how you can support your child at home.


Safeguarding & Child Protection – All key stages

Time: 2.30pm & 6pm (A crèche will be available at 6pm)

Date: 23rd January 2018

Place: Middle Hall

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility and professionals who have contact with children have clear lines of duty towards their protection. This workshop provides an overview of the current safeguarding procedures at Penwortham and explores the difference between safeguarding children and child protection. It provides up to date, practical information to enable you to help create and sustain safer environments for children in school, in the community and at home.


Maths workshop (concrete, pictorial & abstract) KS1& 2

Time: 2.30pm & 6pm (A crèche will be available at 6pm)

Date: 1st February 2018

Place : Middle Hall

Our workshop will provide you with the opportunity to understand how Penwortham uses concrete objects and pictorial representations to develop maths fluency. This is an opportunity to find out about the teaching of Maths in Penwortham and how you can support your child to use resources at home. We believe that all children, when introduced to a new concept, should have the opportunity to build competency by taking the CPA approach (concrete-pictorial-abstract).


On line safety workshop – All key stages

Date: 8th February 2018

Time: 2.30pm - led by NSPCC and o2 & 6pm: Led by Mrs Young computing lead (A crèche will be available at 6pm)

Place: Middle Hall

Are you muddled by Minecraft or rattled by Roblox? Then come along to our parent workshop as part of e-safety week! We would like to invite all parents, carers or family members to a free online safety workshop on Thursday 8th February at 2.30pm or 6pm. The hour-long workshop will help parents, carers and other adults understand their child’s online world, build confidence to have those important conversations that can help keep children safe online and help you know where to go for help and advice.

Tuesday 21st November 2017 at 1:30pm & 6:00pm

Sounds-Write Phonics Workshop – EYFS and KS1

Are you interested in helping improve your child’s reading and spelling?

Do you want to know more about how we teach phonics at Penwortham so you can help your child at home?

We are offering a Sounds-Write workshop which will:

Sounds-Write is structured phonics programme which can be used throughout the primary years.  It teaches children to segment, blend and use phoneme manipulation necessary for reading and spelling.


 Reception Parent Reading Workshops

We would like to welcome you to a workshop on reading in Reception. This is an opportunity to find out about the teaching of reading in Reception and how you can support your child to learn to read.





Tuesday 31st October


Nurture Room

Miss Berner

Monday 6th November


Nurture Room

Miss Berner

Wednesday 15th November




For more information please see Miss Berner