Parents Drop in Sessions

We teamed up with Waheeda Kauser from the Deaf and MSI Children’s Service (Support Team for Deaf Children) and Juraj Tancos from St Edmund’s Nursery School and Children’s Centre to hold play and stay sessions with the Resourced Provision at Girlington Primary School.  The play and stay sessions allow parents to come together and share their experiences of having a deaf child or children. This is a great way for parents and children to meet new people and socialise with them in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.  All parents, grandparents and carers and their children under five are welcome to the sessions, where they can access friendship, play and educational activities and support.  Parents have found the sessions welcoming and the feedback from the sessions are very positive.  For example, one parent felt relieved after having spoken to other parents as she felt the sessions were useful and informative.

A parents’ drop-in session was held at Girlington Primary School where all RP parents were invited. The main theme of this session was internet safety and attendance.  Parents were invited for tea and coffee and to have a chat with staff and other parents about the importance of attendance and internet safety.  We had a good turn out and an interpreter was also booked for the session so that the information was accessible to all parents in their home language.  The Teacher in charge of the RP provided parents with important information about attendance.  Useful information linked to internet safety was also provided and our ICT Technician showed parents how to put parental control on devices at home.  The parents who attended provided positive feedback about the session and they all said they found the session very informative, here is the presentation from that day.