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Coffee mornings

The Family Liaison Adviser organises coffee mornings for parents, carers and other adult family members and friends involved in the care of their child. This is an opportunity to connect with other families and get support for the things you are experiencing. 


Guest speakers are invited for particular sessions and in the past we have had a range of topics like Understanding Autism, Sensory processing, Toileting, Managing behaviour, and much more!


For upcoming events or more information, please also refer to the Parents Coffee Morning Bulletin by clicking here or contact the Family Liaison Adviser

Zoom or Face-to-Face Coffee Mornings!

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Upcoming Coffee Mornings


To join the zoom meetings please contact Traysi Matthew - Woodlands School Family Liaison Adviser.


Tue 26th Apr: 10:30 am - Harrow Horizon's Supporting Brother and Sisters (siblings)

(Zoom meeting)

Siblings Awareness Day (or National Siblings Day) is on 10th April and to help celebrate this day we have invited Harrow Horizon's to talk about how they can support the mental health of brothers and sisters of disabled children. 


Tue 3rd May: 10:30 am - Parental Engagement and Diversity Project

(In person in the school meeting room)

In the last two years the school have been looking at diversity (race and culture) and staff have been involved with training sessions and looking at the curriculum. There is a wealth of talent and experience from parents and carers that we can use to help the whole school community. Please come along with your thoughts on how we can strengthen and celebrate the diversity of the school community through events, activities and celebration!


Tue 10th May: 10:30 - Supporting Adolescence and Puberty (yr 4, 5, 6 families)

(In person in the school meeting room)

Join Grania User (Educational Psychologist) and Ellen Allright (Woodlands School Teacher) will be talking about some of the changes that will be happening to your child and how it will impact them, you and the rest of your family. Gain an understanding of these changes and how you can support your child with a smoother transition into the teenage years.


Wed 11th May: 9:45 am - CAMHS Positive Behaviour Parenting Programme 

(In person in the school meeting room) Not a drop in session but referral based only

Harrow’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Learning Disabilities team and Woodlands School will be running a 7-week Positive Behaviour Support training program. The program is for parents of primary school age children with moderate to severe learning disabilities who are displaying behaviours that are challenging for them and their families. The programme starts on Wed 11th and will continue on the following dates - 18th, 25th May; 15th, 22nd, 29th Jun. For more information please contact me, my details are below.


Thu 5th, Thu 12th & Thu 19th May: 10:30 am - Writing for Wellness

(Zoom meeting)

Mon 9th and Mon 15th May is Mental Health Awareness and Traysi Matthew (Woodlands Family Liaison Adviser) will be offering parents and carers time to participate in a wellness activity - writing. This will be a safe and welcoming writing space for self-expression and self-care, where they can set aside time in their week to write with others. It is not a writing technique workshop or a therapeutic writing group, we are not bothered with grammar, perfect sentences, gripping stories or rhyming verses. It is about the writing process and how it can encourage healthy wellbeing by helping you make sense of the world around you and your thoughts and feelings. 

Join us with a pen or notebook, or an Ipad or phone! However you feel comfortable to write!


Tue 14th May: 10:30 am - Playing with your child with a sensory impairment 

(In person in the school meeting room)

The children's Sensory team's Advisory Teachers for children with visual and hearing impairment (Niamh Shanahan and Jennifer Sutch) will be provide information and advice of how to support your child's sensory needs within the context of play.

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