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These talks address important topics related to both teaching and parenting. We will try to answer frequently asked questions by putting forth our teaching methods, and explaining the different ways in which you can incorporate diverse aspects of these methods into the home environment.
At the same time, you will be able to share your own experiences with other parents and thus learn from one another.
Places are limited and you must confirm attendance through our Family Club site on the school’s webpage. Your request will be processed on a first-come first-served basis

Please use the form at the bottom of the page to book onto our Parent Talks.


Calendar 2017/2018

Monitoring and improving every child’s achievement: Assessment, tracking and support at Hastings (Bendición)

29th November

We’ll cover the type of data we collect from regular testing of all children, and how it’s used. At different points in your child’s school life we use different methods and tests to monitor their performance, set expectations and plan improvements. We’ll look at how this process works at each Key Stage, and at the Response to Intervention model for boosting achievement where we find that a child is underperforming.

For parents and tutors with children in Early Years, Primary
and Secondary.
Presented by Ms. Gary Cook, Learning Support Coordinator at Hastings School.

At 19:00 hours in Bendición de Campos
Seats limited to 40 people


Growth Mindset (Bendición de Campos)

12th December

For parents and tutors with children in Early Years and Primary
Presented by Fiona Chapman, Deputy Head of Primary and Teaching & Learning lead
At 19:00 hours in Bendición de Campos
Seats limited to 40 people

 


PSHE: a curriculum for life

17th January

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. PSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From dealing with friendship issues to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.

This is also the vehicle we use to teach pupils how to deal with bullying and cyber-bullying. This talk will explain our curriculum and then give parents opportunities to talk to all pastoral leaders in the different buildings and ask questions relevant to their own children.

For parents and tutors with children in Early Years, Primary and Secondary.
Presented by Ms. Helen Ormerod, Head of Primary.
At 19:00 hours in Lorenzo Solano Tendero

Seats limited to 40 people


Internet Safety Talk

28th February

For parents and tutors with children in Primary 
Presented by Ms. Helen Ormerod, Head of Hastings School and Head of Primary.
At 19:00 hours in Azulinas
Seats limited to 40 people


The Sixth Form Experience at Hastings

15th March

At the end of Key Stage 4, most Hastings pupils will continue to study at Key Stage 5 in our Sixth Form. This is a two year pre- university programme of study involving AS and A Levels in a reduced number of subjects and complimentary Spanish university preparation classes alongside. In the Sixth Form, the academic ‘jump’ from IGCSE to AS and A Level is considerable and the level and intensity of the student workload increases significantly. In addition to their academic programme, as part of a student’s Sixth Form experience at Hastings, they are encouraged to take part in our Sixth Form Enrichment Programme and take on young leadership opportunities and they will also receive comprehensive careers and university guidance. Come along and find out more!

For parents and tutors with children in Primary and Secondary
Presented by Ms. Julie Oakley, Head of Sixth Form at Hastings School.
At 17:00 hours in the Lorenzo Solano Tendero theatre.
Seats limited to 40 people


Parenting in the 21st Century

18th April

The challenges that face parents bringing up children to be independent, resilient adults in the global age of instant gratification. The environment children grow up in today seems unfamiliar to those of us born into large families, sometimes in less privileged circumstances. How do I help them to manage stress? How much should I intervene? When is the right time to step back? How do I place limits on my kids? When should I say no? How much screen time? Should I monitor my child’s social media and WhatsApp activity?

 

For parents and tutors with children in Primary and Secondary
Presented by Ms.Cristina Gasca, Learning Support at Hastings School
At 19:00 hours in the Lorenzo Solano Tendero theatre.
Seats limited to 40 people


Learning to Read - Harder than you think

23rd May

The process of learning to read is much more complex than it may seem at first glance – a proficient reader’s brain needs to perform multiple tasks simultaneously. Of course, the more complex something is, the more things can go wrong, and we’ll look at some of the problems children can have while learning to read.  Come and learn research-based theories of how the brain must ‘learn’ to read, and ways to help children on their path to being a good reader.

 

For parents and tutors with children in Early Years and Primary
Presented by Mr. Ramón Cortabitarte, Ed., M. Ed. and Learning Specialist
At 19:00 hours in Bendición de Campos
Seats limited to 40 people



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