vPlus Parents2021-02-24T12:30:19+00:00

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Welcome to Potential Plus UK’s
Parenting Webinars and Workshops

Potential Plus UK’s Parenting workshops and discussion sessions are designed to enable parents and carers to support children with high learning potential. We are delighted to say that, thanks to the government, we have received funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund to offer some of our courses FREE of charge.

All workshops and discussions sessions will take place over Zoom.  You will be sent a meeting ID and password to your registered email address at least one hour before the session is due to start. If you have not received a link at that stage, please email amazingchildren@potentialplusuk.org.

Please book a ticket for every participant

Free Webinars

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Acknowledgement: Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, has enabled us to offer this course free of charge. Thanks to the Government for making this possible.

Dealing with Feelings and Behaviour of Children with High Learning Potential

Wednesday 17th March 7.30-8.30pm

Free Session

Young people with high learning potential (HLP) have some commonalities in the things that they struggle with. This session considers the feelings and behaviours that are common, why that might be and what the causes could be. We will cover the five areas of hypersensitivity that many young people with HLP have and participants will have an opportunity to discuss these with other parents. We will then have a look at how best to parent in order to support the feelings and behaviours of children with HLP.

The facilitator for this session will be Natalie Jensen, Potential Plus UK adviser and assessor. Natalie provides specialist support and advice to families of children with high learning potential. She became involved with Potential Plus UK in 2011 after being asked to deliver French sessions for the Greater Manchester Explorers Club. Natalie then quickly realised that she had at least one child all of her own with high learning potential! Her background is in Early Years and language teaching.

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Community Fund and HM Government/National Lottery Community Fund Logos

Acknowledgement: Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, has enabled us to offer this course free of charge. Thanks to the Government for making this possible.

Advocating for Children with High Learning Potential in School

Wednesday 24th March 7.30-8.30pm

Free Session

One of the most common support requests we get at Potential Plus UK is how to talk to schools about the needs of children with high learning potential (HLP). In this session we will discuss how best to advocate for children with HLP in schools, including what a possible right approach is, how to communicate with teachers, what evidence to gather, how to work out the most important thing to advocate for and how schools can meet the needs of children with HLP.

The facilitator for this session will be Natalie Jensen, Potential Plus UK adviser and assessor. Natalie provides specialist support and advice to families of children with high learning potential. She became involved with Potential Plus UK in 2011 after being asked to deliver French sessions for the Greater Manchester Explorers Club. Natalie then quickly realised that she had at least one child all of her own with high learning potential! Her background is in Early Years and language teaching.

Workshops

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vPlus Parents Workshop – Supporting Dual or Multiple Exceptional (DME) Children at Home

Wednesday 3rd March 8pm-9.30pm

Ticket price for members  £18 (incl VAT)
Ticket price for non-members  £24 (incl VAT)

All members of Potential Plus UK have access to a discount code to reduce the ticket fee. Please see Focus on Potential or the members noticeboard for the discount code. Alternatively email amazingchildren@potentialplusuk.org  or call 01908 646433 for the code between 9.30am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-4.00pm Monday to Friday.

Session Outline

Presenter: Potential Plus UK’s Senior Assessor, Andrea Anguera

This workshop will give parents the tools they need to support DME children at home. We will look at the most common issues parents encounter with DME children and how best to prevent and manage them. Parents will consider parenting DME children with a strength-based and developing independence approach, then learn how to use this in meeting the basic and sensory needs as well as the more specific issues of executive functioning and emotional regulation, among others.

This online workshop will be presented by Potential Plus UK’s Senior Assessor, Andrea Anguera.  Andrea has been carrying out High Learning Potential and Early Years Assessments since 2013 and now manages the assessment service. She also provides workshops for families and professionals at Potential Plus UK events and international conferences. Andrea is a psychology graduate, holding an MSc in Psychology of Education with University College London, as well as being the mother of two DME children.

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Families benefit from access to our advice line, our electronic resources and our Focus newsletter.

Schools benefit from access to our advice line, online resources and the High Learning Potential Best Practice Award.

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