Families Matter Bitesize E-bulletin: March 2022 - Easter Holiday Activities, Parenting and Learning Support

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Welcome to your monthly Families Matter E-bulletin from the Parent and Family Support Service.

Each month we share information, advice, and opportunities for you to join our networks, support groups or parenting sessions.

Read on to find out how you can connect with other parents and carers, participate in family activities, share your experiences and learn together.

To find out more about the Parent and Family Support Service and access our termly Families Matter magazine, visit our website.

2. Eggs

Looking for fun things to do over the Easter holidays?

The Local Offer is here to help, with details of upcoming events, activities, holiday clubs and virtual offerings for children, young people, and families. 


Easter activities here >

3. Bikes

Free family cycle training

Take your family’s cycling skills to the next level with these free cycle training sessions with Bikeworks in Victoria Park on 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 14 April; 10am-12pm


Book here > 


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Help your child to revise wise

Revision is key to good learning, yet so many students don’t know how to do it well.  Join this ‘Platform to Talk’ session to explore ways you can support your child to develop good learning habits like revision. You’ll discover the most effective revision methods and exam techniques to ensure that they perform at their very best during exams.

Platform to Talk - Revise Wise

Delivered online through Zoom

Friday 22 April


Join here > 


Upcoming parenting courses

There are still places available on these parenting courses:

  • Triple P Family Transitions

For parents who have separated from their partner and would like support working through this change while maintaining a positive environment for the children.

  • Emotional First Aid

For parents who would like to know more about the importance of their emotional well-being as parent.

To find out more or to book your place email parenting@towerhamlets.gov.uk  

Parenting programmes here >

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Does your child need support forming sentences?

Come along to a free group session for parents, delivered by an experienced Speech and Language Therapist. The session will explore how you can support your child put words into phrases and sentences.  There are dates for these one-off sessions throughout April and May. The date of the next session is below.

Friday 1 April

Delivered online

10.30am- 11.45am

Joining details here >


MMR vaccine reminder

The MMR vaccine is the safest and most effective way to protect your child against measles, mumps and rubella. If you are unsure if your child is up to date, just check their Red Book (personal child health record). If they are not up to date, contact your GP to book a vaccination appointment. It’s never too late to catch up.

More details here > 


Having difficult conversations with children

Do you ever wonder how your child comes up with the most profound questions?

Sometimes, it can be worrying, knowing that no matter how much we try to shelter our children from the difficult parts of life, we also must prepare them for it. Every family is unique, and we know when our child is worried or concerned about the wider world and their place in it. 

The team at Global Learning London created a resource that provides information and links to help parents and carers to have difficult conversations with their children.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the team by emailing hello@globallearninglondon.org 

Resource here >


Join the Tower Hamlets Independent SEND Parent Forum meeting: Tuesday 7 April

The borough’s Independent SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Parent Forum would like to invite parents to join their forum steering group.

The forum is pan disability, working with both families and professionals to provide a range of consultation opportunities and events, and signpost families and professionals to appropriate services.

It provides a space that gives parents the opportunity to talk to other parents. Members can attend events and workshops to hear the latest on SEND issues, meet a range of professionals and find out about services. 

The next meeting will take place on

Thursday 7 April 2022

10.30am – 12.30pm

Venue: Parent Advice Centre

30 Greatorex Street, Whitechapel, London E1 5NP

Email: thsendforum@gmail.com

Telephone: 07498 573 872

More forum information >

Thank you for reading

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