These events give parents a chance to find out about the kinds of pressures their children are under and practical suggestions to give them the confidence the help and support their young person through their studies. They also offer a great opportunity to meet other parents and discuss any fears and concerns they might have.
They are informal and relaxed and a great way to build strong relations between parents and a school. They can take place on evenings during the week (usually 7-9pm) or Saturday mornings and can be organised in conjunction with Parents' Councils.
Some comments from parents who have participated in this event include:
"The mentors were enthusiastic, communicated well and very helpful. Kids should enjoy their approach to delivering the material,"
"I now have a better understanding how I as a parent can positively support my son with his study techniques,"
"Enjoyed the morning. Would recommend it for other parents,"
"Really interesting and very worthwhile. Thank you."
For further information on these events you can download our Study Skills for Parents Leaflet or to discuss the possibility of your school hosting a project, please contact Jan McGhie at firstname.lastname@example.org