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At the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic we are unable to run parent courses and coffee mornings. We really miss having you in school!


There are some online courses and workshops running that might be interesting or helpful to you at home until all children get back to full time school.


Have a look at these - for some you must register. No Cost to you

Free Workshop - March 4th 5pm - Managing Stress and Improving Sleep

Every term there are different learning opportunities for parents. These take place at The Orion or Goldbeaters School.


In the past, these have included first aid, basic computer skills, family mosaic classes and a healthy living course. We also run positive parenting classes.


Check this page for information about upcoming courses and opportunities for parents.

Lots of adult learning classes are run throughout the year.

Parents from Orion and Goldbeaters have priority but sometimes we have spaces for friends and family members. Book a space for a course through the school office. We ask for a £5 contribution for every 6 week course.


This year adult learning courses will be as follows:


Hairdressing for Beginners - Autumn Term, Summer Term

Hairdressing (Colouring) - Autumn Term, Summer Term

Parent Gym - tips and techniques for parents - Autumn Term, Spring Term

Healthy Living & Eating - Autumn Term

Hairdressing for Improvers - Spring Term

Computing - Spring Term

First Aid/Health & Hygiene - Spring Term

Upcycling Clothes (sewing) - Spring Term

Conversation Class 


Ladies Zumba takes place every Wednesday at 2.15pm (£1 a class). 


Our wonderful hairdressers

A wonderful and committed group of parents have just completed a 6 week Parent Gym course run by Mrs Shear.


This was a course of six 2-hour workshops with "missions" to complete in between each. The aim of the course is to make sure parents

  • have happier and more confident children
  • can get their children to open up and talk more
  • feel calm more of the time
  • are able to make family life more fun


Week 1: Chat - how to communicate

Week 2: Love - how to balance warmth and discipline

Week 3: Behave - how to be consistent with limit setting

Week 4: Care - how to raise healthy children

Week 5: Discover - how to encourage learning

Week 6: Together - how to build a support network with parents and children


The parents feedback for this course was truly positive and all of them would recommend the course to other parents and wished they had found the Parent Gym course when they first became parents. There will be further Parent Gym courses run across The Orion and Goldbeaters this year.