Parent Gym will work help you ensure the programme is a success in your school
A continued buzz
All our coaches are creative, confident and sensitive parents and can welcome even the most reluctant parents with a warm smile. They even send the parents in their care text message reminders the day before each session. When parents come they receive a free full colour magazine packed with practical tips.
A flying start
Your school support pack will include everything you can do to get parents to sign up and keep coming. This includes full colour flyers, posters, ideas for incentives and tips from other schools. Your coach will try to come along to at least one visit before the programme to help spread the word, for example a coffee morning, parents’ evening, or just a chat with parents in the playground. You can also call us directly at any time for practical advice.
A sustained momentum
We give certificates to all parents who complete the course in the final session, and encourage parents to keep meeting. Coaches provide a guide on how they could structure this with some tips to keep them going. If you can keep the space free after the programme for them to keep meeting, that would be great. Parent Gyms have run everywhere from classrooms and canteens to sports field viewing spaces. It makes all the difference if there is some natural light and an electric point where you can plug in a kettle: tea and biscuits are always welcoming so we encourage you to offer this if you can.