Parent Courses and Workshops

In this section you can find details of Adult Learning Opportunities available both at Dowson and in Tameside. Courses and workshops cover a wide range of topics from helping your child with their maths to parenting support, budgeting or cooking! Most courses and workshops are free.
We are delighted to inform you that we have invested in a new range of Parenting Workshop resources from Care For The Family.

The materials are current, entertaining and extremely practical. They are aimed at all parents regardless of your child’s age, ability or behaviour.

The entire range addresses concerns and difficulties in a realistic and entertaining way in order to empower parents through an understanding that “it’s not just us” who might sometimes find aspects of parenting challenging. The courses understand the pressure that parents feel under to make everything appear perfect and yet in reality this usually is quite impossible!

DID YOU KNOW, in a recent survey only 5% of parents had been on a parenting course, but 77% said they’d considered it?

We are going to launch the first session on December 8th at which we will be showing the DVD “21st Century Parent” (Click here for more info). This looks at the challenges facing parents in a modern world. Please help us organise refreshments etc. by booking your place. If you would like to attend but would prefer an evening workshop please let us know as we will be happy to facilitate an additional session if the demand is sufficient.

Further courses/workshops are detailed below and we will send out information before each course with regards to bookings. However, you can register your interest now if you would prefer to guarantee your place.

21ST CENTURY PARENT – DVD presentation Thursday Dec 8th  9-11.30am

PARENTALK THE PRIMARY YEARS – DVD based workshop, 6 x 2 hour sessions Mondays 1-3pm January 9th 2017 to February 13th

TIME OUT FOR PARENTS HANDLING ANGER IN THE FAMILY – 4 x 2 hour sessions Mondays 1-3pm  February 27th to March 20th

TEENAGE YEARS – DVD presentation Monday 27th March 1-3 pm

TIME OUT FOR PARENTS THE PRIMARY YEARS – 6 x 2 hours sessions Mondays or Tuesdays 1- 3pm April 17th to May 22nd

All sessions take place in the Drama Studio – Upper School.

To discuss the courses further or to book your place –  please contact us in school on 0161 366 0177 or email us at  /

We look forward to welcoming you.

Michelle Ashley and Mel Bradley

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