Our 2019 Parents’ Conference takes place on Tuesday 24th September at 7.00pm.
The conference provides parents with an opportunity to engage with a range of educational themes of interest to them. Click on the titles below to find out more about each theme.
We look forward to seeing you on the evening.
The AGM takes place from 8.00-8.30pm following on from the conference and is followed by a social gathering. Formal notice is issued separately.
It offers a unique opportunity to hear more about the strategic development of the school and to ask questions of the Rector and Board.
Please register to attend the conference by completing the form below.
Advances in digital technology have changed the way children spend their time and communicate with friends and family. Many are concerned about the impact of screen time and social media use on young people’s health and wellbeing but what does the evidence say? This session will provide an overview of current research on screen time and health among children and adolescents and consider what parents can do to manage their children’s screen time and support their healthy development within a rapidly evolving digital world.
Dr Joanne Inchley (University of Glasgow)
Target audience: All stages
The Improving Gender Balance and Equalities programme encourages schools across Scotland to take a whole school approach to addressing the underlying gender stereotypes and unconscious bias that can limit young people’s choices.
The programme is working with Jordanhill School to explore the most effective way to embed this work in everyday practice and curriculum, whilst ensuring that a participative approach is taken with pupils and parents, so that they may be engaged with and involved in the decision making at every stage. A particular focus of this presentation/ workshop will be on the role that parents and carers can play in supporting their child when taking key decisions.
Hannah Brown (Education Scotland)
Target audience: P5-S3
The school’s counsellor will lead an informal workshop exploring basic and practical ideas on how to best support a child or young person who is feeling anxious.
Claire Stevens (School Counsellor)
Target audience: P4-S6
Being able to communicate, read and write is a priority and the ultimate investment we can make for our future. A key driver to raising attainment in literacy is literacy across learning. At Jordanhill School, pupils have regular opportunities to develop and extend their literacy skills across all aspects of their learning.
This workshop will explore recent findings in research around literacy and share practical strategies being used in school and at home to support pupils as they progress through the Broad General Education.
Jayne McGarrigle-Kelly (English Department)
Target audience: P6-S3
All pupils at Jordanhill study Mandarin from P5 to S1 and have the option to progress with the language thereafter. We are now also teaching all P5-P7 pupils at Broomhill Primary.
This workshop will explore some of the learning taking place and ways that parents can support their child. Participants will also have the opportunity to help shape some future plans.
Yuwen Fortune (Head of Chinese Language Centre)
Target audience: P3-S1
“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is best of all.”
This Reading Workshop will explore a variety of practical strategies being used in school to support the teaching of reading. You will have an opportunity to view the different reading tools and resources currently used in the Early Years. We hope to enhance your knowledge and confidence of how you can help to prepare and encourage your child to read at home in a fun and enjoyable way.
Mrs Ashley Benjamin (Principal Teacher)
Target audience: P1 parents