Parental engagement has a large and positive impact on children’s learning. Parental involvement in children’s education is an accepted important element in effective schooling. Many studies have shown that there is a high correlation between parent knowledge, beliefs, and interactive styles and children’s school achievements.
The evidence of the impact of family literacy, language and numeracy programmes on children’s academic and learning related outcomes is extensive and robust, particularly in the case of literacy, but also numeracy and alongside other learning related outcomes including motivation and achievement. Furthermore, family literacy and numeracy programmes can have a positive impact on the most disadvantaged families, including the academic outcomes of the children.
Developing partnerships with parents to engage their children in learning can be very beneficial to the school environment, curriculum, learning, and pupil attainment and behaviour. This half day training will consider strategies that are effective in building and sustaining parental engagement in pupil learning.
Interventions that are effective in supporting parental involvement, particularly those parents who are either not significantly involved in their children’s education or who are not involved at all, have been shown to last beyond the duration of the intervention.
This introductory course will outline an integrated whole-school approach and programme of actions effective in supporting parental involvement. We will discuss and plan for parents of BME, EAL, Pupil premium, and vulnerable groups who are either not significantly involved in their children’s education or who are not involved at all and set milestones towards improvement.
Delegate Evaluations "The whole session was extremely useful". "I came away armed with an array of ideas and new strategies". "Exchanged ideas with other participants, and I found the session flew by and was essential for new ideas".
- Review and evaluate current parental engagement in own settings.
- Discuss and understand some of the barriers to parental involvement.
- Consider ways to establish and maintain effective communication with parents, carers and families
- Gain ideas on how to develop partnerships with parents and carers which involve them as key partners in their children’s learning
- Begin to develop a SMART plan of action to build effective parent learning partnerships.
All school staff responsible for developing parent partnerships in learning.