Publications: Book 1

Books for Parents

Parents: Help your Child Succeed
Are parents the missing link in education? Yes: definitely. This five book series inspires parents to play a stronger, more influential, role in their child’s education. Book 1 supports parents of all children with SEND: offering detailed information and advice that enables them to push for the additional support that best suits their child’s needs. Books 2- 5 offer detailed information and examples on teaching/learning at each stage – from the EYFS to Key Stage 3: encouraging and enabling every parent to play a more collaborative and inter-active role in their child’s education. 


Book 1: Support your Child with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities: guide for parents
ISBN:978-1-716-81301-6 (paperback)
Published 2020
132 pages
All children do better at school with their parents behind them. Parental support is even more crucial to success for a child with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). Success is about communication and teamwork! If more schools encouraged and helped parents to work closely with teachers and specialists, to support their child’s learning, success would be almost guaranteed. The focus of the book is on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities but the advice applies also to children without SEND, who need additional support in school. This book will help you understand the system, collaborate with schools more effectively – and get the results you want! The book is written for parents, in clear, accessible language and does not attempt to cover all aspects of SEND. It is written mainly from my experiences as a specialist teacher and school trainer.

 

Book 2: Support your Child at the Early Years Foundation Stage: guide for parents
ISBN:978-1-71680-947-7 (paperback)
Published 2020
101 pages
The book: Informs parents about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS); Explains why early language is important; Provides examples of EYFS goals; Offers practical strategies to ensure achievement; Explores other learning throughout the EYFS. All children achieve better with parental support. The more parents understand what their child is expected to do throughout each year, the better the achievement will be. The information provided will empower parents to work closely with staff in EYFS settings and schools to help their child succeed.

 

Book 3: Support your Child at Key Stage 1: guide for parents
ISBN:978-1-71680-919-4 (paperback)
Published 2020
154 pages
The book informs parents about teaching and learning at Key Stage 1. Parents of children in Years 1 and 2 will welcome this book as a useful guide, helping them to collaborate more effectively with their child’s school -for maximum success. The book provides parents with a secure knowledge base from which to support their child in language, phonics, reading, writing and mathematics by explaining how children learn in each area and how parents can help. The content is packed with examples and illustrations to support the text. All parents will welcome this book as a companion guide to helping their child succeed. The book also recognises the importance of parental support in schools and their valuable role in ensuring that all children achieve their potential. This book will help all parents to get the best outcomes from their child’s education.


Book 4: Support your Child at Key Stage 2: guide for parents
ISBN:978-1-71680-909-5 (paperback)
Published 2020
199 pages
The book informs parents about teaching and learning at Key Stage 2. Parents of children in Years 3 to 6 will welcome this book as a useful guide, helping them to collaborate more effectively with their child’s school – for maximum success. The book provides parents with a secure knowledge base from which to support their child in language, phonics, reading, writing and mathematics by explaining how children learn in each area and how parents can help. The content is packed with examples and illustrations to support the text. All parents will welcome this book as a companion guide to helping their child succeed. The book also recognises the importance of parental support in schools and their valuable role in ensuring that all children achieve their potential. This book will help all parents to get the best outcomes from their child’s education.

 

Book 5: Support your Child at Key Stage 3: guide for parents
ISBN:978-1-71671-944-8 (paperback)
Published 2020
243 pages
This book is the fifth in the series. Building from earlier key stages, it describes what children in English schools are taught throughout Years 7, 8 and 9 as preparation for GCSE. The book focuses on basic skills: speaking and listening, reading, writing and maths – and summarises how Key Stage 2 learning is further developed throughout KS3. The content explains or advises on: The main objectives of the National Curriculum, how each objective is likely to be taught, issues or difficulties that affect learning, and how parents can help with homework and support learning at home. The book seeks to enhance parental knowledge about teaching and learning, encourage more effective collaboration between schools and parents, stimulate parents to become valued partners in their child’s education, and inspire parents to push for their child to achieve full potential. The book also inspires parents of children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities to believe in their child, aim high and achieve success.

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