Local Events Bath

Parent Participation Roadshow - "Developing a Parent Council" - Bath 21st November
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9am - 1pm


Join Parentkind in association with Parent Councils UK when our “Parent Participation” roadshow visits Bath!
About this workshop
This half day workshop is designed to help schools develop an effective parent council or forum to listen and respond to parents views so you can harness the power of your parents at your school.
You will explore what is right for your school and how to build an ongoing and positive partnership with your parents. As well as be presented with a range of case studies based on best practice.
“It’s time to start thinking about parents as tools for learning” - Head teacher from the 2007 Professor Alma Harris and Dr Janet Goodall University of Warwick Research Project “Do Parents Know They Matter”
Why attend? Would you like to build a genuine partnership with parents to ensure that they feel valued and that children are supported to achieve their best? 
Would you like to drive forward school improvement and be able to demonstrate to Ofsted that there is a mechanism in place to listen to parents?
Join us to hear innovative and practical ideas on:


improving communication


removing barriers to parental participation


finding the right structure for your school


maintaining momentum


evaluating progress and assessing impact


creating a mechanism to listen to parents


Who should attend?


Head teachers and principals


Deputy and assistant head teachers


Pastoral support teams and family liaison teams


Staff with responsibility for parental involvement


Governors


Local authority advisers


Parents interested in taking this work forward with their school


Delegate Feedback
“A great opportunity - really valuable” Headteacher Ysgol Trefonnen Primary
“Excellent insight and step by step guidance on setting up a parent council” School Governor 
“I feel confident to share this information with the school. I thoroughly enjoyed the training and feel inspired and have more confidence in my knowledge” The William Allitt Secondary School
Pricing
Take advantage of our limited special offer! Buy one ticket and get one Free! £120+ VAT.
Cost includes refreshments. Usual delegate rate is £120+ VAT.
Please note that cancellations within two weeks of the workshop will not be refunded.
Can’t make this date?
With every school being less than just 60 miles from one of our parent council workshops this autumn, discover the real benefits of developing an effective parent council or forum in your school.
• 16 Oct: SUNDERLAND, Marriott Hotel
• 17 Oct: LEEDS, Marriott Hotel
• 20 Nov: PLYMOUTH, Crowne Plaza Hotel
• 21 Nov: BATH, Royal Literary & Scientific Institution
• 22 Nov: LEICESTER, Marriot Hotel
• 05 Dec: LONDON, Resource for London
• 06 Dec: IPSWICH, Novotel Ipswich Centre Hotel  
Established in 1956, Parentkind is a registered charity that champions parents to participate in their children’s education and school life to the full. We work in partnership with Parent Councils UK and provide training to teachers, schools, governors and local authorities to advance education by encouraging the fullest cooperation between home, school and educational bodies.
Times of Revolt, Revolting Times
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1:30pm - 3:30pm


2018 = 100 years since women’s suffrage in the UK. 2018 = 50 years since May ‘68 in Paris.
What do such events have in common? What did they achieve? Whom did they leave out? What would we have done if we were there? And what can they still teach us today?
We will try to answer these questions, while creating posters and banners reimagining the spirit of these revolts. The posters and banners will then be exhibited at the University of Bath. We want to find out if past revolts can help us in effecting change in our own communities: what is their legacy today, where did they go wrong and how can we avoid that? The event is free and open to all, especially children, teenagers, and young adults!
*follow-up exhibition: Universtiy of Bath Library, Thursday 22nd of Nov. to Tuesday 27th of Nov. 

Long Running Events:

Creative Business Jumpstart in Bath
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20th November - 21st November


Creative Business Jumpstart 
A FREE two-day workshop for creative industry graduates, artists and anyone else who wants to start making money from their creative practice.
20 & 21 November 2018 - 10:00 - 16:00 (lunch & refreshments provided) at Bath Spa University, Green Park House, 6 Green Park Road, Bath, BA1 1BQ
This free two day workshop will take you through the basics in how to get something off the ground, or to boost what you have. We’ll cover connecting with your potential customers, the right business form for you, the legal side, and how to bring in all the help you have to make this a success. We’ll take the pain out of doing this, and help you to get to where you want with confidence.
It’s run by Gill Wildman, who has two creative businesses and has done a lot of work over the past 10 years helping new creative businesses get off the ground.
Parentalk
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10th October - 21st November


Being a parent is one of life’s greatest joys, but it is also one of its biggest  challenges. There’s hardly a mum or dad on the face of the earth who, at times, is not overawed by the task of parenting and there’s no such thing as a perfect  parent.
Parentalk is for parents of children aged up to the early teenage years, giving you the opportunity to talk about   the day-to-day challenges you face, as well as sharing the things that are going well. 
Among other things we will be able to discuss feeling inadequate as a parent; love; communication in your family; boundaries and battles; letting go etc etc.
So come along and join other imperfect parents on a Wednesday evening for coffee, homemade cakes and chat.
The course is brought to you by the Families Ministry of Holy Trinity Church Combe Down. Course co-ordinator Mrs Sharon Blair has years of experience in supporting families. She is joined by presenters Nicky Coutier and Rachel Stewart.
 Dates: All Wednesdays:
10th, 17th and 24th October and 7th, 14th and 21st November
Venue: Combe Down Primary School Hall
Time: 7.45pm
Cost: FREE!
To book complete a booking form at the school office or the church office (Church Rooms opposite the Co-op) or book here.
 
 
 
  
 
Pencil To Paint: Sep - Dec 2018
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26th September - 5th December


“I think that painting today is pure intuition and luck.”
Francis Bacon on Matthew Smith (1909-1992)
For most of us, our relationship with art begins with a line. We take a pencil or a crayon and delineate our idea. In our enthusiasm, we may even attempt to colour it in. In the experience of many, that attempt leads only to disappointment. We know that a painting is more than just a coloured-in drawing, but how do we do it? What exactly is the difference?
This course explores the gulf between drawing and painting and then seeks to provide a bridge between the two disciplines. Beginning with simple pencil studies, we will then develop our work in both charcoal and ink, gaining confidence in our abilities, before embarking on five weeks of painting in bold colour.
This course is open to all-comers and is ideal for beginners or those who wish to take their art in a new direction. 
The theme for this particular 10 week Pencil To Paint course will be 'still life' and we will look at how artists from Caravaggio to Cezanne used tonality, form and colour to compose their paintings.
Topics will include:
Mark-making
Line, measurement and proportion
Notān
Colour: theory and mixing
Tables and chairs and a roll of newsprint paper are provided. Please bring a drawing board, paper or pad and your preferred drawing media. Materials required for sessions using colour will be discussed nearer the time.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available for a small donation.
16:30 - 18:00
Wednesdays:  26 September; 03, 10, 17, 24 ,October; 07, 14, 21, 28 November; 05 December  - 10 x 1.5 hour sessions)
Pencil To Paint: Autumn 2018
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26th September - 5th December


“I think that painting today is pure intuition and luck.”
Francis Bacon on Matthew Smith (1909-1992)
For most of us, our relationship with art begins with a line. We take a pencil or a crayon and delineate our idea. In our enthusiasm, we may even attempt to colour it in. In the experience of many, that attempt leads only to disappointment. We know that a painting is more than just a coloured-in drawing, but how do we do it? What exactly is the difference?
This course explores the gulf between drawing and painting and then seeks to provide a bridge between the two disciplines. Beginning with simple pencil studies, we will then develop our work in both charcoal and ink, gaining confidence in our abilities, before embarking on five weeks of painting in bold colour.
This course is open to all-comers and is ideal for beginners or those who wish to take their art in a new direction. 
The theme for this particular 10 week Pencil To Paint course will be 'still life' and we will look at how artists from Caravaggio to Cezanne used tonality, form and colour to compose their paintings.
Topics will include:
Mark-making
Line, measurement and proportion
Notān
Colour: theory and mixing
Tables and chairs and a roll of newsprint paper are provided. Please bring a drawing board, paper or pad and your preferred drawing media. Materials required for sessions using colour will be discussed nearer the time.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available for a small donation.
16:30 - 18:00
Wednesdays:  26 September; 03, 10, 17, 24 ,October; 07, 14, 21, 28 November; 05 December  - 10 x 1.5 hour sessions)