Parent Workshops

If you would like to book a place on one of our workshops, please call the school office on 020 8693 2075 or email

If after booking, you find that you are unable to attend, please make sure that you let us know.

Click on the workshop title for dates and information.

Where possible, workshop materials will be shared here for you to access if you were unable to attend a session.

Phonics and Writing Workshop for Reception Parents

An interactive workshop for our Reception families. This workshop is aimed at providing parents and carers with the opportunity to see how we teach early writing skills and phonics at Heber. There will also be plenty of ideas shared that will support with home learning. 

Monday 9th September – 2:30pm

To view the Workshop Video and other Information Materials CLICK HERE 

Maths for Reception Parents

Come along and find out how maths is introduced to children and developed during their time in Reception Year. Parents and carers will come away with lots of ideas to support children’s mathematical development at home

10th September 2019 – 2:30pm

To view the Workshop Video and other Information Materials CLICK HERE

Story Telling and Inference

This workshop is appropriate for Nursery to Year 2 parents and carers. It will focus on the importance of reading stories and how reading supports your child’s communication, language and developing vocabulary. Mrs Piddington will be modelling a story telling session which will give you an opportunity to see what questions you can ask when reading with your child. By asking a wide range of questions we can support a child’s inference skills and Mrs Piddington will be discussing this in more detail throughout the workshop.

  • Thursday 24th January 2019: 9:15am

Phase 1 Letters and Sounds

This workshop is an introduction to Phase One Letters and Sounds. Mrs Piddington will talk through the different aspects of the curriculum and suggest activities that will support your child’s sound, word and letter knowledge. This will be a practical workshop that will discuss skills that are fundamental in supporting your child in becoming a fluent reader at a later stage. This is appropriate for Nursery aged children but all parents are welcome.

  • Thursday 31st January 2019: 9:15am

Reading Workshops

Lynn Sear, Director of The Literacy Tree and English Consultant, will be coming to Heber on 31st October to deliver two parent workshops. This is a fantastic opportunity to come along and learn how to support your children at home with their reading.

31st October 2018 at 9:30am

Early Reading (aimed at Reception & KS1)

  • Supporting children with early book behaviours and
  • Helping children to apply their phonics in ‘real reading’
  • Reading strategies
  • How to select appropriate books
  • The importance of asking questions

31st October 2018 at 11:00am

Engaging and establishing reading (aimed at Year 3+)

  • How to tackle a reluctance towards reading
  • Where screens can fit in
  • Selecting the right books
  • Reading to children
  • What is happening in school teaching
  • Finding the time to read – reading materials and habits


Come along and learn how to best support your child at home when they are using Mathletics. Mr Elliott will be running a Mathletics Workshop to demonstrate the key features, how to navigate the website and how you can help your child to consolidate their maths learning. These sessions will provide an opportunity for you to login and access the site and ask any questions or queries you may have.

  • 7th October 2019 at 9:15am
  • 7th October 2019 at 5:30pm

This session has finished, the slides are available here.

Maths Workshop - How to support your child at home

This workshop will take place three times in the school year, one for each term. Each workshop is designed to cover the learning objectives your children will be covering in school for that term. We will be sharing how such content is taught in class, as well as ways in which you can complement your child’s learning in Maths at home.

Autumn Term Session 1

This session has finished, the slides are available here.

Spring Term Session 2

This session has finished, the slides are available here.

Summer Term Session 3

27th April 2020 at 9:15am

27th April 2020 at 5:30pm

Times Tables

With the introduction of the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) statutory for all Year 4 children across the UK, learning the times tables has never been so important, but there's more to multiplication facts than just remembering them by rote. Come and learn what the MTC means for your child, and how to support them with their conceptual understanding of the times tables.

Monday 3rd February at 9.15am and 5.15pm

This session has finished, the slides are available here.

Computing Workshops - Google for Education

This workshop will introduce parents and carers to Google for Education and demonstrate how we use each of the different apps in the G Suite to complement our Heber curriculum. We will be sharing how content is taught in class as well as answering any questions about the use of Google in school.

Thursday 28th November 2019 at 9:15am
Thursday 28th November 2019 at 5.30pm

Incredible Years - Parent Group

As part of our quest to support and empower our parents, we are delighted to announce that we will be trialing a new parenting group at Heber next term. This is based on the Webster – Stratton Incredible Years and Strengthening Families programme.

The small group programme takes place over 10 weekly sessions and aims to provide an opportunity for parents to discuss their issues and concerns in a non-judgmental and friendly environment with people who are often going through similar situations. The structured programme offers parents opportunities to try new behaviour management strategies with their children but also helps them develop approaches that improve their attachment with their children and lead to improvements in wider family life.

Parents who have completed the program in the past report that they themselves are much calmer when they are talking to their children and dealing with stressful situations and feel more confident in managing challenging behaviour. Parents often state that there have been very positive changes in their relationships with their children as a result of the program.

Spaces are filled for the Autumn Term but please do place your name on the waiting list if you are interested in attending. If a parent cancels their attendance, we will allocate spaces on a first come first serve basis. For more information, please contact our Assistant Head for Inclusion Geneviève Joseph-Williams or our Learning Mentor – Lewwis Spence.