School for parents

School for Parents @ Percy Hedley

What is School for Parents?

School for Parents is a free service providing Conductive Education for young children with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorder, within Tyne and Wear. Children attend the group with their parents/careers and work alongside qualified Conductor/Teachers  and support assistants.

What is Conductive Education?

Conductive Education (CE) is an educational approach to the development of children with cerebral palsy. CE teaches children the skills they need to learn to function as independently as possible. The best way to learn is to be motivated to achieve and for babies and young children motivation comes from a desire to learn to play and to communicate with their caregiver.

School for Parents aims to work in partnership with parents to provide high quality early years education.  Parents are supported to learn to play together with their child and to develop motor, social and communication skills.

Who is it for?

Families with young children with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders, from age 3 months to preschool.

When and Where?

The session currently runs on a Wednesday morning during term time, beginning at 9.45am until 11.30am.   We are hoping to increase the number of sessions per week in the near future.

How do I find out more information?

For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact Carla Maley on 0191 2161811 or