Parent Training Programmes


These are thirteen-week parenting programmes, repeated throughout the year, originally launched at the Afro-Caribbean Association. They consist of a variety of modules including: the education system simplified, self esteem, rights and responsibilities, drug and alcohol dependencies, raising achievement and sign-posting. Participating parents are encouraged to work towards accreditation. On completion of the course, parents are awarded certificates, and also invited to the Fishpool Black Achievement of the Year Award Ceremony.

  • The trained facilitators are: Pauline Reynolds (ACA), Haltia Watkins (READS), Dee Russell-Thomas (READS), Robert Crawford, Charles Campbell, Mary Sargent and Alex Smith.
  • The programme was initiated by Pauline Reynolds (ACA) and has the support of the Race Equality Foundation (formerly known as The REU), Connexions, ACA and Fishpool (READS).
  • Other programmes, also funded by the Race Equality Foundation, have been launched through the local Seventh Day Adventist Church, and Connexions.
  • The most recent programmes took place in two of our secondary schools: Brockworth Enterprise and Central Technology College. These schools made successful bids and were partly funded by READS.