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Parent Workshops

Northway School Parent Support Group Programme 2018-19

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


Topic Title


Friday, 2nd November 2018 - 9.15am

Physical Play with your SEN child (Workshop)

Practical session - ideas for physical activities in the home and outdoors. (Please wear comfortable clothes)

Friday, 30th November 2018

Behaviour and Positive Handling

Handling good and unwanted behaviour at home and school. This year with Harry Soteropoulous (Northway's behaviour specialist) will also be looking at handling behaviour when you are out with your child.

Tuesday, 11th December 2018

Sensory Needs - and how to help your child with this Cancelled

Northway's Occupational Therapist and Specialist Staff at Northway offer ideas to help with your child's sensory needs.


Friday, 25th January 2019

How children learn at Northway

Opportunity to hear from the Head Teacher about "How children learn at Northway" 

Friday 1st February  Healthy Weight Session With ever increasing concerns around our children being overweight, a session to support parents around keeping healthy with their SEN children.

Friday, 1st March 2019

Communication methods at Northway and Home

Makaton, PECS or iPad? All 3 will be discussed. Q & A. Popular session, input from Northway's Specialists. 

Tuesday, 26th March 2019

Speech and Language - How to help your child

Northway's Speech and Language Therapist will be available to support you with this area of your child's development

Friday 29th March 2019

Transition Meeting for Year 5 parents (whose children transfer in September 2020)

Opportunity to hear from Barnet's Specialist secondary school provision. 

Friday 26th April 2019

Using the iPad at home

With technology changing all the time our IT Specialist talks about iPads and the latest updates on what is good and bad about iPad use.

Friday 24th May 2019

Nutrition and your child's diet

How this is important to your Child's development. A chance to discuss your child's eating habits. Lesley Burgess.

Friday, 28th June 2019 Addition Sensory Needs  Northway's specialist staf available to offer ideas to help with your child's sensory needs

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.