I completed the LBL training programme on EEF guidance and the 5 pillars of Learning Behaviour framework. The sessions included:
- Social and Emotional Learning,
- Improving behaviour in school,
- Parental engagement .
Together with the Communication Team, I identified parents with a low attendance on parents evenings, parents of disengaged EAL students, and parents with problems in communication in English. I planned and organised EAL parents meetings with translation available, to address and discuss general school related issues like:
- Go4schools (the programme we use for recording attendance and behaviour),
- how to access and understand school reports,
- cashless catering,
- Sex education in school,
- Pastoral Team,
- How to record absence,
- Pathways and careers after high school.
I organised ‘Working together’ sessions with focus on addressing these concerns. Different members of staff were invited to deliver these sessions. For example a Science teacher and Head of Department were invited to speak about Sex Education, a member of the Pastoral team – about their role and the support they offer, member of staff from Careers office – pathways after high school
I also designed, planned and delivered an English acquisition course for parents, mainly based on ESOL courses, with focus on every day vocabulary required, such as Greetings, Likes and Dislikes, Shopping, Money, Food, Health, The body, Directions, Town centre, Jobs and CVs.
On the 11th of July I planned a trip for the parents to the Suffolk New College to try to raise aspirations and inspire. I was facilitated with a ‘work phone’ to keep constant communication with parents. They feel more comfortable to talk directly to me in their mother tongue about absences, different school related issues, behaviour concerns.