After a very enjoyable parental engagement evening earlier this term, we are excited to offer the following Teaching and Learning focused sessions over the rest of the year. We asked parents for feedback about the sorts of support that would be valuable as well as looking at what information we feel will help parents to support the learning of our students at Sidcot. We would love to see you at any of the events you would like to attend, all sessions will be suitable for Senior and Junior parents. RSVP to Reception if you would like to attend. For further details about the events please read the information below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org (Assistant Head – Teaching and Learning). We look forward to seeing you there!
5th February – Homework and Study Skills – giving a helping hand
In this session we invite you to join a team of subject specialists who will offer tips and support with helping your child get the most out of their study time. After a generic study skills talk, where we talk through the research, examine good working habits and provide some useful resources; choose whether to talk to our Junior or Senior School reps who will offer further support and a plenary Q&A session. There will be a particular focus on English and Maths support.
5th March – Introduction to Teaching and Learning at Sidcot
A general introduction to Sidcot’s ethos towards learning, our Learning Wheel, the IB and the exciting new Careers work at Sidcot. During the evening there will be time for self-reflection and the opportunity to hear about how the latest educational research is impacting on student learning and careers guidance at Sidcot. We hope the evening will also provide a valuable forum in which to share your experiences, thoughts and feedback with other parents and the School.
2nd May – Building resilient learners – Exploring Mindsets and a shared learning approach
What can you do at home to help your child build resilience? With sticking power and independent learning at the heart of the employability skills agenda, we offer discussion, the latest research, top tips and strategies on what to do at home to help all students develop their potential; those who are extremely motivated as well as reluctant learners, those who lack confidence and those who’d rather play on an iPad!
4th June – Sidcot IT – BYOD and helpful hints
With Sidcot adopting Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 / 5 for our IT learner platform, we demonstrate some of the applications for learning, how the Pros are used in lessons and offer advice and support with buying the right device for your child. An interactive session for those fully in the know and those who would like to know!
Assistant Head – Teaching & Learning