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Free Connect sessions for parents/ parent groups – September programme

Connect Sessions for Parents/parent groups

We have a great programme of free online information sessions in September for parents and Parent Councils.

There is a choice of times for each session, either 1.30pm or 8pm .  Places are free, booking is essential via the links.

1 September

Parent Councils – What’s Our Role Now?


How can PCs work positively in the current situation?

We will offer practical advice on how a Parent Council may help support parents/carers and the school community and find new ways to fulfil their role in the current situation.

3 September

Online Q&A – How are you doing? https://bit.ly/ConnectCatch-up3Sep   

We would like to invite parents and parent groups to an informal online chat

We’re keen to know how Connect can help your parent group in this current situation. Please tell us about what your parent group needs and about your experiences.

We’d also like to hear about your parent group’s activities, ideas and plans and to share these with other groups. Let’s have a chat about how we can help each other.

8 September

Role of Parent Council/PTA Chairs


For new and more experienced PC/PTA Chairs.

Top tips for running effective meetings and dealing with tricky situations.  Advice on holding meetings online, setting agendas, working with other office bearers and working in partnership with your head teacher.

10 September

Reaching Out to All Families


Practical help to make sure everyone is included, supported and involved in your school community

Who is engaged with the school community?  Who is missing?  What are the challenges faced by some families that make engagement difficult?  How can your PC and school community help to overcome these challenges?  This session will help you to engage more and different families in school and learning.

15 September

Role of Parent Council/PTA Treasurer


For new and more experienced Treasurers

Find out how to look after PC/PTA funds, report to meetings/AGM and comply with Connect membership-linked insurance.

17 September

Building School & Community Partnerships


For parents/carers, school staff, community organisations, working together to improve outcomes for children and young people.

Practical ideas for your parent group to help your school move forward with projects around literacy, numeracy, health & wellbeing and many other areas.  We will look at how your school currently engages families and the wider community in children’s learning and how different types of involvement can help to improve outcomes for children and young people in the current situation.

24 September

Connect + Parenting Across Scotland


Looking after yourself and your family

The current situation has presented many challenges to parents/carers and a new set of pressures on family relationships. This session looks at things you can do to defuse difficult situations and care for yourself and your family.

Best wishes


Jen Graham Training and Development Officer

Connect, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB