I may be really out of touch but I just discovered that my local 'outstanding' state secondary school runs regular evenings for parents to learn things like : how to use drama to communicate with your child, how to deal with friendships at school and how to effectively respond to your child
. I have to say I was surprised to find that the school felt they had the resources/time and experience to 'teach' such things to parents. Maybe I'm just old fashioned but this is basic parenting and, if you find it hard, is a large public meeting at your child's school really the place to find the answer? Reason for mentioning this is that I wondered if the Glouc GS felt it their duty to run similar sessions or whether they concentrated on educating and supporting the children instead? Please tell me it's the latter.