Paid events for 2016 in and around St Johns Wood NW8

TALKS FOR JANUARY 2016

Date Time Place Speaker Description
13 January 2016 10.30 onwards  

Megan’s Cafe Bar and Grill

120, St John’s Wood High Street, NW8 7SG

Kath Sloggett  Getting back to your career after having a baby is not easy and Kath is a small business expert and serial entrepreneur with a natural coaching style. She has a vast amount of experience under her belt and offers workshops and consultation sessions for parents wanting a change in career, parents wanting to return to work after a career break or after being on maternity leave and much more.
14 January 2016 19.00 – 20.30  Sharkey’s Cuts for kids, Basement Room, 77 Abbey Road, London NW8 0AE Rajni Jayasekera An ex-city lawyer and journalist, Rajni is a local mother who has been through the entire process herself. She founded and runs Mums In The Wood and Mums In The Wood Education Consultancy. The consultancy offers advice on navigating the private and state school education system for schools in and around NW8 and NW3, advises on the 4+ assessment process and also offers mock assessment sessions which help serve as a practice run and prepare children for the real thing. Individual consultations are offered for those who want a more bespoke service. She has excellent relationships with many local schools and works with the schools, visiting and interviewing them, to ensure parents are provided with accurate information about the schools, their ethos and values and what they look for in a child.
 21 January 2016 19.00 – 20.30

Please note that the talk will be structured as follows:

19.00 – 19.45 (Talk)
19.45 – 20.30 (Questions and chat with parents)

St John’s Wood Church Hall, St John’s Wood Church,
Lord’s Roundabout, St John’s Wood, NW8 7NE
Faisal Nasim Faisal has worked as a teacher and tutor for a number of years, specialising in preparing students for 7+, 8+, 10+, 11+ and 13+ entrance tests. He has personally helped hundreds of students gain admission to the school of their choice. He is a vastly experienced and successful educator with a deep understanding of the requirements and intricacies of the UK examination system for both independent and grammar schools.

 


TALKS FOR FEBRUARY 2016

Date Time Place Speaker Description
27 February 2016 10.30 – 12.00 St John’s Wood. Please email contact@mumsinthewood.com for details Rajni Jayasekera Talk on the British Education System.  I will be discussing private and state school systems, different routes taken by parents, entry points and exams, assessments, registration and admissions requirements and processes and much more. I will not be focusing on specific schools  but examples will be given throughout the talk.

 


TALKS FOR MAY 2016

Date Time Place Speaker Description
12 May 2016 19.00 – 20.30 Masiel Bebe 56, Abbey Gardens St John’s Wood NW8 9AT. Please email contact@mumsinthewood.com for details Rajni Jayasekera in association with Parentville Talk on the British Education System.  I will be discussing private and state school systems, different routes taken by parents, entry points and exams, assessments, registration and admissions requirements and processes and much more. I will not be focusing on specific schools  but examples will be given throughout the talk.

 


 

TALKS FOR JUNE 2016

Date Time Place Speaker Description
28th June 2016 19.00 – 20.30 St John’s Wood Church Hall, St John’s Wood Church,
Lord’s Roundabout, St John’s Wood, NW8 7NE
Ms Vivienne Durham

 

Mrs Durham will be talking about the 11+ exam. She is the ex-headmistress of Francis Holland School, Regent’s Park and now head of Enjoy Education Advice Service.

 

JULY – AUGUST  – BREAK FOR SUMMER HOLIDAYS

 


TALKS FOR OCTOBER 2016

Date Time Place Speaker Description
05 October 2016 10.45 – 12.00 West Hampstead (location to be disclosed upon booking) Victoria Rennoldson

 

Expect a delicious, home-baked British tea menu, full of traditional sweet treats, plus an interesting insight into the history and customs of tea drinking & the afternoon tea tradition in the UK.

Victoria regularly gives talks about British life & culture, as well as leading orientation & discovery walks locally. Her business, Perfect Cuppa English, helps to settle international people and expats into life in London through personalised English language support, British cultural understanding and orientation.

11 October 2016,

22nd October 2016,

29th October

13.00 – 14.00

 

10.30 – 11.30

15.00 – 16.00

Hampstead (location to be disclosed upon booking) Rajni Jayasekera and Dipti Kanani Dipti Kanani, headmistress of Casa Dei Bambini and I will be running group mock assessment workshops for children going in for their 4+ assessments over the next few months.

We hope to provide the children with an opportunity firstly,

  • to practice separating successfully from parents,
  • interacting with other children whom they haven’t met before and
  • to remain in an unfamiliar environment with adults they have not met before.

In addition, we  will be structuring their time with us in a manner similar to how group assessments are run in schools and providing detailed reports to parents on our observations along with our suggestions and recommendations.

Please register via the links below if you would like to attend.

Please note also that we will only be allocating 5 places per time slot, per day to ensure that we are able to provide comprehensive feedback in our reports.

We have divided the sessions into single sex assessments and co-ed assessments.

The children will be offered a small snack and a drink halfway through so please advise us of any allergies or preferences when booking.

We will schedule more workshops over the coming months if there is enough interest. So please email us if the sessions are full but you would like to be waitlisted/put on a list for a future session.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SESSIONS LISTED BELOW WILL BE GROUP SESSIONS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK AN INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT, PLEASE CONTACT ME

 VIA EMAIL ON contact@mumsinthewood.com

 


 

 

TALKS FOR NOVEMBER 2016

Date Time Place Speaker Description
1st November 2016

 

 

19th November 2016

 

13.00 -14.00

 

 

10.30 – 11.30

Hampstead (Location to be disclosed upon booking). Rajni Jayasekera and Dipti Kanani

 

Dipti Kanani, headmistress of Casa Dei Bambini and I will be running group mock assessment workshops for children going in for their 4+ assessments over the next few months.

We hope to provide the children with an opportunity firstly,

  • to practice separating successfully from parents,
  • interacting with other children whom they haven’t met before and
  • to remain in an unfamiliar environment with adults they have not met before.

In addition, we  will be structuring their time with us in a manner similar to how group assessments are run in schools and providing detailed reports to parents on our observations along with our suggestions and recommendations.

Please register via the links below if you would like to attend.

Please note also that we will only be allocating 5 places per time slot, per day to ensure that we are able to provide comprehensive feedback in our reports.

We have divided the sessions into single sex assessments and co-ed assessments.

The children will be offered a small snack and a drink halfway through so please advise us of any allergies or preferences when booking.

We will schedule more workshops over the coming months if there is enough interest. So please email us if the sessions are full but you would like to be waitlisted/put on a list for a future session.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SESSIONS LISTED BELOW WILL BE GROUP SESSIONS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK AN INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT, PLEASE CONTACT ME

 VIA EMAIL ON contact@mumsinthewood.com

23rd November 2016 10.30 St John’s Wood Library
20 Circus Road
London NW8 6PD
Kath London Kath is a career consultant and runs Runneth London. She will be holding a CV workshop at St Johns Wood Library to help mums who are thinking about revamping their CVs and going back to work.
24th November 2016 19.30 – 21.00 St John’s Wood Church Hall, St John’s Wood Church,
Lord’s Roundabout, St John’s Wood, NW8 7NE
Mrs Alison Fisher      With well over 20 years of experience, Mrs. Alison Fisher has a passion for teaching and excellence in education. Her desire is to seek the very best for young people whatever their starting points and to develop the potential in each individual child. Mrs Fisher spent five very happy and successful years as Headmistress of Broadhurst School. She will be talking about how to keep the 4+ assessment preparation going over the December holidays.
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