How to help your child plan to achieve their goals

Workshop
Mon 24th Sep. 2018 | 19.30-21.30
Fleetville Infant and Nursery School, Woodstock Rd South Entrance, St Albans AL1 4QJ

Successful people and achievers in all fields all set goals. Setting goals provides both short and long term motivation. It focuses your knowledge gathering and helps you to organise your time and your resources so that you can make the very most of your life. This workshop will help parents explore the science of goal setting, its impact on resilience and how it can be used to reduce stress, in particular exam stress in their children.

Who is this workshop for:
This workshop is suitable for parents of children of all ages but may be of particular use to parents whose children are preparing for exams including: SATs, GCSEs, A-Levels etc.

This workshop will also be useful if your child is easily overwhelmed by tasks or for older teens who feel overwhelmed by the range of exams they are studying for.

What will parents get from this workshop?

  • The opportunity to consider the science behind goal setting and what leading academics in this field know about goal setting in relation to students’ attainment.
  • Learn a step-by-step process in how to effectively plan to achieve a stated goal. The process is part of the world-renowned Theory of Constraints business management set of tools, which, after applying, many students report has helped reduce their stress.
  • Know how to plan so that targets agreed in pupil consultation meetings are more likely to be achieved.

Please note: This is a workshop with guided practice.

About the workshop host:
Debi Roberts MA Ed. specialises in young peoples’ emotional wellbeing and mental health and emotional literacy in educational settings and has worked in education and health for 25 years. She is one of the world’s leading experts in TOC applications for behaviour and has published both articles and a book on this subject, Storytelling For Better Behaviour. Debi has also written for the Royal Society of Public Health, creating their Adult Mental Health Course and acted as a consultant for their Young Mental Health Course.

Debi is the voluntary UK Director for TOC For Education. She is also a Trustee for both the OLLIE Foundation – a suicide prevention charity and Students4Students.
In addition, she is a qualified Mental Health First Aider, a TOC Jonah (Expert in TOC applications to behaviour) and a qualified Assessor and is also trained in Vygotskan principles of education and provides assessment for Vygotskan based practitioners.
Debi has three children and currently works for Youth Connexions Hertfordshire as a Project Officer overseeing their RSPH Youth Health Champions Course and the Empathy Project.