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Parent Seminar Programme

Whilst parenting is often lauded as the most satisfying job in the world, unlike most day jobs, it doesn’t come with a Job Description or manual. Parenting can be frustrating, concerning, joyful and inspiring all at once. 

We take great pride in the commitment to our community, sharing in the joys and frustrations of watching our young people emerge from the Sixth Form on results day as caring, curious and excited young men and women and, with this in mind, we set up a Parent Seminar Programme.

As part of the programme, we invite guest speakers, experts in their field, to share with us knowledge and experience that may help us guide and support our children. 

Recent speakers have included:

 Mark Ellis - Author of Digitox

• Karl Hopwood – E-Safety Expert

• Jeremy Thomas – Mental Health Speaker

• Allison Harvey – Co-Author of ‘Sex, Likes and Social Media – Talking to our Teens in the Digital Age’ and co-founder of the RAP Project

• Alicia Drummond – Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist and author of ‘Why Every Teenager Needs a Parrot’

 

Parent Seminar Programme News

Parent Seminar – Nurse Debbie Rennie - ‘Anxiety, Self-Harm & Eating Disorders’

Parent Seminar – Nurse Debbie Rennie - ‘Anxiety, Self-Harm & Eating Disorders’

For the final Parent Seminar of the year, our School Nurse, Debbie Rennie, spoke to parents about anxiety, self-harm and eating disorders.

Parent Seminar – Alicia Drummond – Understanding Adolescence and Why Every Teenager Needs a Parrot

Parent Seminar – Alicia Drummond – Understanding Adolescence and Why Every Teenager Needs a Parrot

On 14th May, Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist and Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), Alicia Drummond, spoke to students, staff and parents about being a teenager and offered valuable parenting techniques from her book, ‘Why Every Teenager Needs a Parrot’.

How to Stay Sane in an Insane World – Jeremy Thomas

How to Stay Sane in an Insane World – Jeremy Thomas

In support of Children’s Mental Health Week, Birkenhead School welcomed speaker, Jeremy Thomas, to talk to pupils, staff and parents about good mental health.