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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.

Parenting High Learning Potential Under Pressure: From Teens to Lockdown and Other Life Stresses

Wednesday 13th Jan 7.30-8.30pm

Free Session

In this session you will learn about the common parenting concerns about high learning potential, particularly when families are under pressure. We will cover life with children with high learning potential when things get tough, including during restrictions, when experiencing bullying, when they reach adolescence and when youth cultures clash with family ones. The session will help parents stay positive in their parenting approach, empower their children to develop good habits, and become independent and fulfilled.

The facilitator for this session is Rebecca Howell. Rebecca is Senior Education Consultant at Potential Plus UK. She leads various aspects of the organisation, including support for schools and has oversight of both the assessment and the advice service. With a background in educational leadership, she is passionate about developing new services to support members and has 3 children with HLP/DME.

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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.

An Introduction to Dual or Multiple Exceptionality (DME) for Parents

Wednesday 3rd February 7.30-8.30pm

Free Session

Is your child clearly ‘unusual’ in both their high potential and the number of personal obstacles they face? Might they have academic strengths running alongside challenges, such as mental health issues, Autism Spectrum Disorder, dyslexia or physical disabilities?  In this session we will learn about Dual or Multiple Exceptionality, DME. We will remind ourselves of the key areas of high learning potential and look into which hurdles would indicate DME. We will investigate what DME means, learn how to recognise it and start to look at how to support your child with the challenges of being Dual or Multiple Exceptional.

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 – Strategies to Support Dual or Multiple Exceptional Children in the Classroom

Wednesday 10th February 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

Potential Plus UK online workshops provide the opportunity for parents to hear from an expert in the field of the workshop topic. In this workshop the needs in school of DME children will be presented, both in terms of strengths and weaknesses, and strategies to support DME children in class will be outlined for the different areas of need.

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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