Parent Connection

What is Parent Connection?

Bideford College is connecting with parents across the school year through a range of formats and venues, offering advice, support and information in keeping your child happy and on track.

These sessions are designed to give you more information surrounding key points in your child’s journey through Bideford College.

We realise that the changing nature of education can be confusing. Parent Connection sessions offer an informal environment in which to ask questions and gain a deeper understanding of how we work.

We really do hope that you will be able to attend any relevant sessions, hopefully you will feel that you are not alone and have a little more knowledge than before.

Please book your place through the parent evening booking section of the website.

Upcoming Events

Step up to GCSEs


October 9th, 6-7pm

For parents of YR10

Attendance
GCSE overview
Targets & revision
Aiming high/deep learning/memory
How can I support my child & who can help?
Importance of mocks

Q&A

Click here to download the resource (PDF)

Keeping up the Progress & Well being


November 22nd, 6-7pm

For parents of YR8

Attendance
YR8 curriculum
Reading/multiplication
How we assess and report
Aiming high: the 4 B’s
Safeguarding: contact details
Social Media & e-safety
Pastoral support

Q&A

Click here to download resource 1 (PDF)

Click here to download resource 2 (PDF)

Summer exams…don’t panic!


January 17th, 6-8pm

For parents of YR11: presentation and workshops

What should my child actually be doing?
English/Maths/Science
Revision ideas
Managing anxiety
Available support
Routines
Expectations for exams
Administration

Q&A

Choices, choices, choices…


February 28th, 6-7pm

For parents of YR9


Attendance
Looking ahead to GCSEs
Aiming high
Options overview
Study support
How we assess and report progress

Q&A

My child needs some extra support


23rd May, 6-7pm

For parents of SEN students or those who need a little more help

How can I help my child at home?
Differentiated ELTs
Homework support
Strategies
Moving into a new timetable
SEN input

Q&A

Moving on up


June 20th, 6-7pm

For parents of YR7

Attendance
KS3 curriculum/hwk
New timetables
Grouping of students
Supporting your child’s learning
Aiming high
Rewards
Resilience: the 4 B’s
How we assess and report progress

Q&A