Tips for parents/families of children with specific learning difficulties –
A helpful guide to effective school communication
Date: 28 Nov 2017
Location: Community Hub at The Dock, 912 Collins St Dockland VIC 3008
Limited spots available - Early Bird: $65 (ends 7 Nov or until sold out) General: $85
This session aims to provide parents with information about developing strong partnerships with their child’s school. It will also address the operation of the school system and how parents can help to support their child’s journey into the early years and move them through to the later years of schooling.
Participants will have an oportunity to:
Explore the role of parents and teachers as partners in a child’s education
- Look at how school education is changing
- Develop a list of things to consider when working with a school
- Understand the importance of communication
- Be prepared for school meetings and what to bring/ask
- Understand how goals are developed for their child at school
- Learn how to share their child’s strengths
- Ask questions and share information with other parents.
Tessa currently works with Deakin and Federation Universities to mentor and support pre-service teachers in their four years of teacher training. As a part of this role she works with pre-service teachers on inclusion and developing relationships with parents.
From 2009-2015 she was Principal of Highton Primary school in Geelong. In her time at the school she worked with; her Assistant Principal, the Department of Education and Monash University to set up an Inclusion Support Program at the school. This was specifically aimed at students on the autism spectrum, however the philosophy underpinning the program was to be inclusive for all students at the school as well as in the local area schools. As a part of the program the school provided professional learning to teachers and principals across the Geelong area to support them in adopting inclusive practices at their school.