Parent Training & Support Information

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 - 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.

Upcoming Parents Events

Summer Term 2021:

FREE Online City Lit Sewing for Wellbeing Course 

FREE Online City Lit Introduction to Lip Reading and BSL Course


Spring Term 2021:

City Lit Parent Classes January 2021

Mindful and Wellbeing Sessions- Jan-April 2021


Royal Greenwich Parent Carer Forum (PCPF)

The Royal Greenwich Parent Carer Participation Forum (PCPF) is made up of a fantastic group of people with a brilliant diversity of lived experience and knowledge. Greenwich is a great place to live and we have some wonderful schools in the borough, but there is still more work to be done around SEND inclusion and co-production. This group is an opportunity to be involved at a deep level in the council’s decision-making processes and to make the borough a better place for SEND families. The first issue of the new PCPF Newsletter is attached below: