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Old Palace invites parents in Croydon to attend free workshops to support learning.

Old Palace of John Whitgift School is offering free evening workshops open to all parents in Croydon to support their child’s learning.

The workshop programme is aimed at covering a diverse wide range of useful and practical topics from supporting a child with dyslexia to child safety on the internet.

Workshops are mainly suitable for parents whose child attends secondary school although the E-safety workshop covers year groups 5 to 7.

All workshops start at 6pm, last one hour and take place at the School’s Senior site in Croydon’s Old Town at Old Palace Road, CR0 1AX. To book or to find out more about the courses, please email parentalworkshops@oldpalace.croydon.sch.uk.

Courses available are: 

E-safety

19 November 2015, 6-7pm (Years 5-7)

With the online world and new technology available, young people have access to huge opportunities; it has even changed the way they communicate. You might wonder whether what they are doing is safe. In this workshop we will be exploring this issue and considering ways to promote e-safety for your children.

International Options for Higher Education

19 November 2015, 6-7pm (Years 10-12)

Ever wonder about education options beyond the UK? Learn about European and North American opportunities including the differences in the educational programmes and the application process as well as the benefits of an international education.

Supporting the Dyslexic Learner

20 January 2016, 6-7pm (Year 7-9)

Dyslexia is the most common of the Specific Learning Difficulties affecting around 10% of the population. We will look at common difficulties encountered by dyslexic students, how they can be supported and discuss ways parents can support their child at home.

The Advantages of Learning a Modern Foreign Language (MFL)

20 January 2016, 6-7pm (Years 10-13)

We will be exploring current attitudes towards Modern Foreign Languages in the UK and the added value of MFL for the UK economy; the importance and benefits of becoming bilingual; the different MFL examination types available in England.

A Parents’ Guide to Social Networking

8 March 2016, 6-7pm (Years 7-8)

Join us to discover information on the phenomenon of social networking. We will provide tips for evaluating these online resources, advice and ideas for promoting safe social networking and share examples of how they can be used at home, and on mobiles worldwide to support informal and formal learning.

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