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Parent Workshops

Northway School Parent Support Group Programme 2017-18

Northway offers regular parenting workshops on a range of topics. See below for what is on offer this year.


Topic Title


Friday, 20th October 2017 10am-12noon

Job Opportunities for parents with children with SEN

Family first Employment Advisers – available to answer your questions and look at the different opportunities available to you.

Friday, 24th November 2017
10am-12 noon

Mindfulness and wellbeing

How do you relax? Tips and ideas for parents on how best to cope with their lives and stress. How to do mindfulness with your children, helping them to relax. Harry Soteropoulous – specialist at Northway

Tuesday, 12th December 2017
10am-12 noon



Coping and handling behaviour at home and school. Very popular session last year. Deputy Head Teacher – Simon Metcalf

Friday, 26th January 2018
10am-12 noon


Makaton, PECS or ipad? All 3 will be discussed. Q&A. Very popular session last year. Input from all specialists at Northway.

Tuesday, 27th March 2018
10am-12 noon


Sleep workshop – how to get a better night’s sleep with your child. Q&A Patricia Everett -Cerebra specialist speaker.

Friday, 27th April 2018
10am-12 noon

Barnet Carers and BYCAS


Session for parents around what support is available for them. BYCAS – what services are available for siblings WITHOUT SEN.

Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
10am-12 noon

Oral Health

Your children’s teeth. How to encourage your children to clean their teeth. Children’s Oral Health Specialists available to answer your questions.

Friday, 29th June 2018
10am – 12 noon

Citizens Advice Bureau

Tope Teniola from Barnet CAB available to discuss service being offered - although not an opportunity to speak about individual cases.

Friday, 13th July 2018
10am-12 noon

Is your child using an ipad at home?


With the summer coming up, ideas and tips around the use/restriction of ipads at home. Luke Tunstall – Teacher and specialist at Northway.

Please note that all topics and dates are subject to change. Parents will be reminded of each topic via the newsletter with a full description of the content of the meeting in advance in a reminder.

To book a place please contact Helen via the main school office number (0208 359 5450) or by email at

We are always open to suggestions for further workshops, please let Helen know if there is something you would be interested in doing.


Other Courses and Workshops: 

Thursday 8th March 2018 – Time to Talk about ADHD –Workshop leader: Andrea Bilbow OBE, ADDISS (Barnet Mencap’s office, 10am-12). Please see the flyer for more information

Tuesday 27th March 2018 – EHC Plans – How they work – Workshop leader: Joanna Zarkadoulos, SENDIASS (Barnet Mencap’s office, 10am-12). Please see the flyer for more information.