Courses for the Family

Brookfields School has a strong philosophy, ethos and approach to engaging and supporting parents and other family members of children with a range of Special Needs.The courses are not only open to those parents whose child already attends the school but also to those parents whose children we support through the Specialist Inclusion Support Service and those parents who have a child with SEN in a West Berkshire school.

We offer a range of workshops and courses over an academic year to:

Parents of pupils attending Brookfields School
Parents of pupils we support through the Specilaist Inclusion Support Service
Parents of pupils with Special Needs in local West Berkshire schools
The aims of the courses is to empower parents to being able to support their child as fully as possible. The courses are fun, informative and imaginative!

The courses that we currently offer are:

Families Matter

This is a 6 week course run in the evenings. Many parents of children with special needs may feel isolated and unsure of what is available to them. The aim of this course is for parents to meet other parents of pupils with special needs and sensitively explore some of the issues that affect all of us in some way.

Communication – It Takes Two

This course is run by the schools Speech and Language Therapist and members of the Communication Team and run over 5 evenings. Effective communication is fundamental for learning and the course give participants tailored skills, knowledge and understanding so that they can confidently support their child’s communication.

Understanding and Managing Behaviour

Over a 6 week period parents gain a greater understanding of behaviour and in particular, in relation to their child. A range of strategies are explored based on the identification of the purpose of the behaviour and our response to it. The newly gained strategies can be used at home to encourage appropriate and positive behaviours for all children and family members!

Half Day Workshops

We offer half day workshops for parents on

  • The use of Signs
  • The use of Symbols
  • Online Courses including face2face workshops

We know that not all parents are able to attend face to face workshops at school so we offer a wide range of online courses to parents that they are able to complete in their own time at their own pace.

‘I now know that I’m not the only parent in the world facing difficulties’ 

‘The course was brilliant – I now can see light at the end of the tunnel’

‘My child is much more relaxed now I know how to communicate with them. Thanks’

For more information about the course we are able to offer, please contact Julie Richards on 0118 942 1382 or jrichards@brookfields.w-berks.sch.uk

 



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