LEH Parent Talks
We want your daughter to achieve her academic, creative and athletic potential. We also want her to be happy, well-adjusted and fulfilled. That’s why we’re there for her through every success and failure: the good times and the bad.
And we’re here to support you too, because we recognise raising a teenager can be challenging. Our experienced staff have organised a series of Parent Talks on important issues given by experts in their field.
We look forward to welcoming you to our next event.
Please book your place through the Trybooking system. LEH parents will find the Trybooking link on the homepage of the Parents Portal.
The full programme for 2016-2017 is as follows - click on the image to open the brochure for more information:
Substance Misuse - Wednesday 5th October 2016 at 7pm with Speaker Bob Tait LACAUK Ltd.
Mental Health - Wednesday, 12th October 2016 at 7pm with speaker Dick Moore (Charlie Waller Trust)
Digital Awareness - Thursday, 24th November 2016 at 7pm with Digital Awareness UK presenting
Self-Esteem and Body Confidence - Thursday, 2nd March 2017 at 7pm with speaker Natasha Devon (www.selfesteemteam.org)
SRE (Sex & Relationships Education) 'The Inbetweeners....' - Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 at 7pm with speaker Esther Hardy (www.allaboutsre.com)
The programme for 2016-2017 is now complete. We will release the dates for the 2017-2018 Parent Talks in the autumn term.
'There have been some excellent sessions for parents organised by LEH on key issues relevant to teenagers and their development and, as a result, the challenges of being a parent of a teenager. I have found the sessions, especially those on challenging subjects like sex, drugs and mental health, engaging and pragmatic.'
Feedback from a parent of an UV girl
The Friends of LEH present Teenagers Translated - a series of three evening seminars
The Friends are parents of current LEH girls themselves, and therefore fully aware of the ways in which teenagers can present challenges for even the most well-informed parents.
As part of their support of the school they funded a series of three evening seminars for parents of teenagers, as well as those who are not yet chronologically teenagers but may already give the impression of being so. These evenings were open to all parents, so if you have friends with children at other schools they were also invited to come along as well.
The sessions are designed to be informative, practical and interactive, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss afterwards informally over refreshments.
The talks took place in February and March 2017, providing a great opportunity to practice new techniques between sessions and share ideas with each other.
The first talk looked at the development of the teenage brain, including what’s normal and what’s not normal in teenagers. Talks 2 and 3 considered problem behaviours, such as risk-taking and difficult behaviours, and practical strategies for dealing with them.
Our speaker, Janey Downshire, of Teenagers Translated, has a wealth of experience in sharing proactive, preventative and positive parenting strategies with parents in schools across the country.
If you missed these seminars, you can find more more information on their website: www.teenagerstranslated.co.uk