Parent Training

At Willow Dene we provide a coordinated range of courses, activities and information giving sessions for the parents and carers of Willow Dene families.

These include an annual information fair, courses from outside providers to address a particular need, training specific to groups of children and activities that parents can attend to socialise and be creative. Many of the courses are facilitated by Willow Dene staff and therapists but we are increasingly able to offer courses run by outside providers also.

There are parent training opportunities run in school throughout the year which include:

  • ASD awareness - this is run in-house and focuses on the basics of ASD and gaining a better understanding of how to get the best outcomes for children who are on the Autistic Spectrum.
  • Sensory processing - this is run in-house by our Sensory Processing Coordinator and has a focus on understanding children's sensory needs and giving strategies to parents to help manage them.
  • CAMHS - focused training on sleep, behaviour and anxiety.
  • MENCAP - challenging behaviour (parents will have received a survey asking them to identify their training needs in this area).
  • City Lit parent courses - So far these have included Mascot Making, Making sensory story bags and Make, Sell and Do - making crafts which are then sold at school cake sales in order to raise money for Friends of Willow Dene.

Look out for information coming home via Home School Contact Books about upcoming training.

Autumn 2018 Courses

13th September 2018 - 13th December 2018, Every Thursday
City Lit Creating Festive Crafts course - creating wonderful festive crafts to sell at the Christmas Cake Sale in December, raising money for Friends Of Willow Dene.
10am - 1pm

1st October 2018
Dealing with Anxiety Workshop
10am - 12pm
CAMHS and Willow Dene

10th October 2018
Growing Herbs From Cuttings For Free Workshop
10.30am - 12pm
Kevin Godby - Greenwich Community Gardener

16th October 2018
Cerebra Accessing Public Services Workshop
10am - 2.15pm