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 2018-2019 is as follows:
Substance Misuse - Wednesday 3rd October 2018 at 7pm (at LEH) with Speaker Bob Tait LACAUK Ltd.
Our Speaker: With over 28 years of service, Bob Tait LACAUK Ltd. worked as an RN Policeman dealing with drug-related issues, including undercover work in Drugs Intelligence. Since 2004, Bob has worked with young drug users, young offenders and in schools (including LEH), giving powerful and well-informed presentations.
Mental Health - Wednesday, 21st November 2018 at 7pm (at LEH) with speaker Dick Moore (Charlie Waller Trust)
Our speaker: Dick Moore (Charlie Waller Trust) has spoken at over 150 schools in the UK and overseas, together with talks at major Conferences and at assorted businesses. Has has also appeared on BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 5 Live and various local BBC radio stations.
Who claimed that adolescence is just a phase? Who suggested that being a parent is easy? Dick Moore, the parent of four often errant children and a headmaster for almost 23 years, has now embarked upon a mission to discover more about what makes young people tick and what he could or should have done during the tough times! He has a passion for adolescent mental health and will be exploring what mental health is, offering thoughts about how young people think and about common issues which can arise when the going gets tough. Finally, he will offer some tongue-in-cheek tips for parenthood…..
Digital Awareness - Wednesday 5th December 2018 at 7pm (at Hampton School) with Digital Awareness UK presenting
Digital Awareness UK is the leading social media safety organisation in the UK. Their team of industry recognised experts are partnering with LEH to ensure both students and parents are equipped to enjoy using social and digital media safely and responsibly. At a time when the digital landscape is evolving at such speed, Digital Awareness UK invites parents to join them for a social media safety crash course. At the session you will hear about key trends in social media consumption amongst young people and leave you feeling empowered to effectively advise your children on issues such as cyberbullying, security and their online reputation.
Self-Esteem and Body Confidence - Wednesday 13th March 2019 at 7pm (at LEH) with speaker Natasha Devon (www.selfesteemteam.org)
Our speaker: Natasha Devon (www.selfesteemteam.org) is a writer, campaigner & television pundit. She is founder of the multi award-winning Self Esteem Team (www.selfesteemteam.org) and co-founder of the charity Body Gossip (www.bodygossip.org). Natasha writes regularly for the Independent, the Telegraph and has a column in Cosmopolitan Magazine. Her book ‘Fundamentals: A Guide for Parents & Teachers on Mental Health & Self-Esteem’ was published in January 2015 and her latest title ‘The Self-Esteem Team’s Guide to Sex, Drugs & WTFs?!’ is also available since August 2015. The Self Esteem Team have worked with more than 45,000 teenagers of both genders from throughout the UK, as well as teachers and parents. Natasha was named a Mental Health Association ‘Hero’ in 2012, one of Ernst & Young’s top 50 Social Entrepreneurs in 2013 and ‘Ultimate Campaigner’ in the Cosmopolitan Women of the Year Awards 2012.
Sleep and the Teenage brain - Wednesday 27th March at 7pm at LEH
There is now overwhelming evidence that poor sleep habits have a serious negative impact on a child's ability to learn. So what can be done?
Our speaker Evelyn Stewart is a Senior Paediatric Sleep Practitioner, a member of The British Sleep Society, The International Paediatric Sleep Association and also The World Sleep Society. Evelyn has had the pleasure of delivering talks to parents, staff and students on topics such as ‘The Importance of Sleep for Learning in Young Children’ and ‘Sleep and the Adolescent Brain’. She will look at these areas with the students and parents here in March.
RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) 'It's different now - sex and the 21st Century Teenager' - Wednesday 20th March 2019 at 7pm with speaker Esther Hardy (www.allaboutrse.co.uk)
Our speaker: Esther Hardy (www.allaboutrse.co.uk) works at LEH and Hampton School as well as in many other London schools delivering sexual health education. The aim of the evening is to help parents understand what it is like for young people living in a very ‘sexualised’ culture and to encourage and support parents in talking to their children about some of the issues.
'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