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Parental Support

Our dedicated Pastoral Team are always on hand to support our Woodland families. Our door is always open and whilst appointments are always advised for lengthy matters, we will always endeavour to ensure that one of us is available to support when needed.

 

We can be contacted via the school telephone number: 01706 620 305 or via the following email addresses:

 

Georgina Bradley, Child Welfare Lead - gbradley@woodland.rochdale.sch.uk

 

June Williams, Pastoral Officer - jwilliams@woodland.rochdale.sch.uk

 

 

Parental Support

 

We are proud of our relationships with Parents and Carers and what we are able to offer in the way of support to our families.  Much of our help is informal and needs led in order to quickly support families who are in need. 

 

This routinely includes:

 

  • Available during the school day for phone calls, emails and advice
  • Signposting to specialist services
  • Specific advice linked to parenting or behavioural issues
  • Assistance with the completion of forms e.g. Transfer Forms, High School Applications, DLA Forms, Housing Issues
  • Weekly Informal Drop-Ins with Parents and Carers
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Liaising with other services to support families
  • 14 week Webster Stratton Parenting Course

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For more bespoke support, we work in conjunction with Rochdale Communications Trust (RCT) to provide courses for Parents and Carers. These include:

 

'Ladies Only' coffee morning

This is held on Friday mornings between 9.30am -11am in Woodland Sure Start.

A ladies only session offering advice and support targeting isolated individuals, asylum seekers or ladies who are new to the area. An opportunity for a hot beverage, a biscuit and to meet others. The sessions will include guest speakers, craft activities and advice regarding wider services.

 

Basic Parenting Course (6 weeks)

Session 1----Roles & responsibilities, Impact of own childhood on parenting styles, Intro to Baumrind’s parenting styles, Impact of your parenting styles on children

Session 2----Developmental Milestones, Ways to show love, listening to Babies, ‘Why love matters’-discuss and refer to Sue Gerhardts work’

Session 3 ---- Intro to positive parenting. When children take you for granted. Ways of parenting without smacking (count to 10 and think again)

Session 4 ---- Children and Boundaries, why boundaries matter , Identifying  own strengths Developing child’s confidence and Self-esteem

Session 5 ---- A B C model of positive parenting, altering verbal antecedents.

Session 6 ---- Communicating assertively, Practise using ‘I Statements’ Any other areas relating to.

Minimum standard areas to include activities in:

•             Improved parenting skills

•             Listening skills

•             Child discipline

•             Being a good role model

•             Building strong family relationships.

Session 1----Roles & responsibilities, Impact of own childhood on parenting styles, Intro to Baumrind’s parenting styles, Impact of your parenting styles on children

Session 2----Developmental Milestones, Ways to show love, listening to Babies, ‘Why love matters’-discuss and refer to Sue Gerhardts work’

Session 3 ---- Intro to positive parenting. When children take you for granted. Ways of parenting without smacking (count to 10 and think again)

Session 4 ---- Children and Boundaries, why boundaries matter , Identifying  own strengths Developing child’s confidence and Self-esteem

Session 5 ---- A B C model of positive parenting, altering verbal antecedents.

Session 6 ---- Communicating assertively, Practise using ‘I Statements’ Any other areas relating to.

Minimum standard areas to include activities in:

•             Improved parenting skills

•             Listening skills

•             Child discipline

•             Being a good role model

•             Building strong family relationships.

 

'Healthy Relationships' Parents' Course

This is a 6 week course offered for both men and women but is not for couples together.

Week One: Emotional, Physical and Social Isolation, Personal Relationships and Future Goals.

Week Two: Intimate Relationships, Emotions, Jealousy, Greed and Envy and Problem Behaviour.

Week Three: Feelings, Anger and Rage, Distress Tolerance, Radical Acceptance and Resilience.

Week Four: Conflict, Arguments, Dealing with Difficulty and Rules for a Fair Argument.

Week Five: Managing Conflicts, Personal needs within relationships, Managing Emotions.

Week Six: Consolidation Exercise using the Iceberg Theory (exploring Feelings, Emotions, Thoughts, Self- talk ,Beliefs, Expectations, and Fears) Practicing Positive Self-talk and Mental Visualisation

 

 

 

Home Start Rochdale Autism and ADHD Support Service

 

Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. We are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can’t wait.

 

Support and sessions to be confirmed by September 2022.