All Courses at Verulam School

This course ran in the Autumn Term 2016.  We will run another course again next year. 

This six week course running in the Autumn Term  will help parents of children currently in years 4, 5 and 6 to understand the skills and concepts their children will be learning about in literacy in those years including:

  • progression in the curriculum
  • poetry
  • word games
  • punctuation
  • creativity
  • story structures - eg character description, settings etc
  • genres of fiction and non-fiction
  • sentence construction / grammar
  • phonics / spelling
  • skimming texts / comprehension
  • speaking and listening techniques eg questioning techniques
  • You will gain insight into the SATs, and be able to support your children's learning, help with homework and refresh your own skills. Classes are supportive and friendly, provided by Verulam School and Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning. 

    Functional Skills courses in Maths and English


    In conjunction with Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning, we are offering City and Guilds Functional Skills Courses in Maths and/or English for parents and carers who do not currently have a GCSE qualification in these subjects. The courses offer a chance to develop your skills in a relaxed and fun way, working in a group with similar interests and gain a qualification. Both courses run weekly over 24 weeks of the school year. Exams are taken during and at the end of the course so learners will need to be able to attend the course every week.

    Learners will be assessed at the beginning to see whether they should enter at level one or level two. A level two pass is equivalent to a grade 4 pass at GCSE )(previously a pass at grade C). Students achieving a level one pass may wish to continue studying to take the level two examination.

    NB There is a registration charge of £5 per learner per course.  


    To register your interest in either of these courses contact or call 01727 754113.


    This course is for students who have attended the Introduction to Photoshop Course and wish to carry on developing their skills. Ideal for Art, Photography, Graphics and Media students.  You will need to bring a USB stick. A camera in class is not required.  You don't need to have Photoshop at home.   You will build a digital portfolio using various Photoshop techniques. 


    . To enrol or go on the waiting list until the dates come out,  contact or call Carole on 01727 754113.

    Feedback from last term's students:

    "I enjoyed it very much and my knowledge has increased."

    "More sessions please, it was really good fun and I would like to carry on"

    The course is not running this term.  To be considered for the next dates, email or call 01727 754113 for more information or to register for a place.

    A great course for primary school parents wanting to refresh their maths skills and learn how maths is taught in school today so they can help and support their children. Run in conjunction with Herts Family Learning Service, the course includes:

    • an overview of maths learning in school and the Maths Hour
    • the language of maths
    • understanding place value of digits in a number, and partitioning
    • the methods taught in school for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • the role of number bonds



    This course is an excellent introduction for people interested in taking the Functional Skills Maths course running next year from the Autumn Term onwards. ( Please see our Functional Skills course page for more details.)

    "It's been brilliant to be exposed to the terminology and methods that are now taught. I feel I can really interact a lot better with the kids' homework as well as inspire mathematical thinking through all the great games that Caroline has shared." BPK

    Not running this term. 


    This two hour workshop introduces a range of games and activities that parents can play with their children to develop their maths skills in a fun and enjoyable way. Day time or evening session available. Please email to register your interest.