DAY 1- LBTH Parent Conference 2021: Families Matter - The Road Ahead

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Families Matter: The Road Ahead - a conference planned with parents for parents.

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As the government announces its ‘roadmap’ to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in the months ahead, the Parent and Family Support Service welcomes parents, carers and guardians to join the first virtual conference with keynote speakers, webinars and workshops taking place over three days to fit in with busy family life.

Day 1 - Opening Message and Keynote Speech

9.55am Arrival in virtual waiting room

10.00am Welcome and look at the day ahead

10.10am Keynote Speaker: Tracy Smith, Executive Director, Tower Hamlets Education Partnership

10.30am Close

All registered attendees will get Zoom details to attend the opening message and keynote speech event for the three conference days.

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Webinar/Workshop Times

Morning: 10.45-11.45am

Lunchtime Daily Discussion: 12.00-12.45pm

Afternoon: 1.30-2.30pm

Evening: 6.30-7.30pm

Prize Draw

Each participant of a webinar/workshop will be entered into a prize draw to win family tickets from our conference partners, including Rich Mix, Half Moon Young People’s Theatre and Discover Children’s Story Centre.

The more webinars/workshops you attend the more entries for the prize draw!

Please book your selection of webinars and workshops delivered with morning, afternoon and evening options below.

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Your Child’s Transition Back to School

Delivered by The Parental Engagement Team with Idea Store

Tuesday 16th March 2021

  • Workshop 1 - 10.45 - 11.45am
  • Workshop 2 - 6.30 - 7.30pm

Our children have experienced a great deal of loss this past year. This could be in the form of friendship, structure, routine, opportunity, and freedom. These losses may have increased feelings of anxiety and trauma in our children.

Join this webinar to learn about some of the small but crucial steps we can take as parents and carers to support our child’s emotional health and help bring back that motivated and engaged learner. Also find out about the current children’s offer from Idea Store.

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The Power of Play

Delivered by The Parental Engagement Team

Tuesday 16th March 2021

  • Workshop 1 - 10.45 - 11.45am
  • Workshop 2 - 1.30 - 2.30pm

Every child has a right to play. They need to play to understand their world, learn about their capabilities and to express themselves. But the pandemic has disrupted children’s experience of play and there are concerns that this may be hampering their social, physical and emotional wellbeing.

Join this webinar as we celebrate the unique power of play to help children to recover from loss, build resilience and learn.

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Moving Up 2022: Secondary School Transition

Delivered by The Transition Support Service with an introduction to Rich Mix’s transition support offer for families

Tuesday 16th March 2021

  • Workshop 1 - 10.45 - 11.45am
  • Workshop 2 - 6.30 - 7.30pm

Workshop to help parents/carers support their child’s secondary transfer. This interactive session will look at things to consider when applying to secondary schools as well as top tips for this next stage of your child’s learning journey.

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“You’re Hired!” Nurturing your child’s career aspirations, helping identify their strengths and overcoming barriers

Delivered by Tower Hamlets Careers Service

Tuesday 16th March 2021

  • Workshop 1 - 10.45 - 11.45am
  • Workshop 2 - 1.30 - 2.30pm

What we do in the Careers Service including our role in schools, supporting learners with SEN and helping those most at risk. How to research or access up to date labour market information.

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Keeping Children Safe Online During Covid-19

Delivered by Digital Awareness UK

Tuesday 16th March 2021

  • Workshop 1 - 6.30 - 7.30pm

Screen time amongst young people has reportedly increased by 500% during lockdown, so keeping young people safe online has never been more important. Online issues such as bullying, hate speech, fake news, sexual harassment and exposure to upsetting content have increased at an alarming rate during the pandemic.

Delivered by leading online safety organisation, Digital Awareness UK, this workshop will cover the latest apps and digital trends, critical issues from sexting to selfies and screen time to inappropriate content. We will also offer plenty of guidance and tips that will help families to establish happier and healthier tech home lives.

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Staying Safe in School and the Community

Delivered by Public Health

Tuesday 16th March 2021

  • Workshop 1 - 1.30 - 2.30pm
  • Workshop 2 - 6.30 - 7.30pm

Find out more about what schools and other childcare settings are doing to protect children and how you can play your part in reducing the risk posed by the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll talk about routine testing, face coverings and everything else we can do to support the return to face-to-face education for our children.

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The Lunchtime Daily Discussion: What is the Purpose of Education?

Delivered by Global Learning London

Tuesday 16th March 2021

  • Workshop 1 - 12.00 - 12.45pm

Covid-19 has interrupted people’s ‘normal’ lives, and home-schooling has meant that parents and carers have become much more involved in their children's education. In addition, school strikes for climate action and Black Lives Matter has piqued the interest of parents and carers in these initiatives and seeing how the education system was going to respond to them.

In this lunchtime discussion, we will have a chance to think together about what sort of education is relevant for young people's future.

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Daily SEND Q&A Session

Delivered by Tower Hamlets Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice Support Service (SENDIASS)

Tuesday 16th March 2021

  • Workshop 1 - 1.30 - 2.30pm

An opportunity for parents to ask questions around Special Educational Needs and Disability.

  • Getting support from the school
  • Applying for an EHCP
  • Looking for the right school
  • Home schooling

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Please note – all confirmed registration bookings will receive the Zoom webinar details one day before the event.

The Zoom meeting details are for the registered participant only and are not to be shared more widely.

For more information email parentalengagement@towerhamlets.gov.uk

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