Helping your child in S4

The Helping Your Child in S4 Evening, held on 3 November 2016, was designed to support parents and pupils with S4 attainment. There were three workshops delivered touching on important areas of focus for S4 pupils.

Mr Munogee led a workshop designed to inform parents and pupils of effective study strategies. His presentation also takes a solution focused approach to some of the barriers S4 pupils might experience when studying.

Study Skills 2016 Presentation

Mr Falconer delivered a question and answer session about the National 4 and 5 qualifications. This allowed parents the opportunity to ask questions about course structures and the type of work expected of their children. Mr Falconer also spoke to the parents about “Growth Mindset” and the importance of young people being resilient learners.

National Qualifications and Growth Mindset

Mrs Watson presented a strategy that could be employed by parents to support their child’s learning. She discussed the importance of pupils having an independent and reflective approach to their learning, whereby they are honest with themselves if something has not been understood or has to be re-learned and they then take the necessary steps to tackle that area; either by approaching a teacher or by studying at home. She then went on to explain how parents could be part of their child’s learning by keeping a Learning Log with their child and discussing and checking their child’s learning with them.

Supporting Your Child in S4

The  presentations above and support booklet (below) should allow any parents who were unable to attend on the 3 November 2016, a chance to access the information delivered at the S4 evening. It may also be useful to recap on the information from that evening for those parents and pupils who did come along.

Thank you to those who were able to attend the meeting, your support is very much appreciated.