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PARENTS FORUM HELD ON 18 OCTOBER 2017

This term, parents were invited to attend two workshops:-

i) Assessment - Led by Miss R Rickets and Mr D Hyett - at the request of some parents this was a   re-run of the workshop held last term.

ii) Curriculum and Pathways - Led by Mr P Rapley.  This workshop covered the following:-
  • Curriculum explanation : setting, options, pathways;
  • Careers Information Advice and Guidance (CIAG);
  • A Presentation from Apprenticeships Norfolk on types and levels of Apprenticeships available to young people.

If you would like more information on any of these workshops or to download the presentations that were given please see the featured content on this page. 


PARENTS FORUM HELD ON 15 JUNE 2017

Parents were invited to attend  the following workshops:-

Anti-bullying - Led by Mr Philpott and Ms Philpot

Behaviour - Led by Mr S Blowers and Ms Buffini

Assessment - Led by Miss R Ricketts and Mr D Hyett

If you would like more information on any of these workshops or to download the presentations that were given please see the featured content on this page. 

PARENTS FORUM HELD ON 14 MARCH 2017

On Tuesday 14th March we held our second Parents Forum of the year. We offered different workshops with the main focus being Teaching and Learning with an extra session on Online Protection. Parents were able to attend two of the following 30 minute workshops: 

  • Developing Resilience – Led by David Hyett (Assistant Headteacher) 

Developing resilience with our students is an integral part of helping them become responsible, independent learners. We have been working hard to develop strategies to encourage our students to become more resilient to help them fulfil their potential. This workshop will cover:

  • What resilience is and why it is important
  • What the benefits are of developing resilience in our students
  • The strategies we are developing in school to promote and develop resilience with our students
  • How parents/carers can support at home to develop resilience
  • Marking and Feedback - Led by Lucy Curran (Head of Faculty)

Providing high quality feedback is a crucial part of the learning process and contributes significantly to the progress students are making. The way in which we approach marking and feedback has developed in recent years and this workshop will explore our school approach to ensuring students receive high quality feedback to support their learning. The workshop will include:

  • How and why feedback is important
  • Different types of feedback that we believe are most effective for our students
  • How we are developing our school wide and faculty approach to marking and feedback
  • How parents/carers can support students with their learning and response to feedback 
  • How to support your child making progress in Maths – Led by Justin Gerrad (Head of Faculty)

Supporting your child with mathematics at home is an important part of their learning and progress. However, it can be very difficult and challenging to ensure support is purposeful and relevant. This workshop will include:

  • An overview of how maths is taught at THS
  • Strategies on how parents/carers can support students to make the best possible progress in maths 
  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection – Led by Michelle Warren (PCSO) 

Parents are invited to attend this session that reviews how we can keep our children safe when they are online. It will also discuss the concerns regarding sexting and social media, giving you guidance in how to support your children to be sensible and safe. 

The forum was very well attended and offered us an opportunity to explore in detail the different workshops and discuss how parents/carers could support at home. Strengthening the way in which we communicate with parents is really important to us and we have been delighted with the positive feedback we have received. 

If you would like more information on any of these workshops or to download the presentations that were given please see the featured content on this page. 

Please view our calendar for upcoming Parent Forums.  If parents have any further ideas regarding topics for future parent forums or workshops please contact c_ross@taverhamhigh.org