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A Whole School Approach to Parental Engagement - Manchester - 22 Nov 17

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About the workshop
This workshop explores a range of strategies that will help schools develop an effective and valuable partnership with parents in order to raise attainment. The barriers that prevent parent participation are also discussed, with suggestions as to how these can be addressed. We look at how to improve home/school communication, gain parental support for learning, reach disengaged families and listen and respond to parents’ views.


Why attend?
Developing a whole school approach to parental engagement is the most effective way to implementing a parental engagement strategy that is visible, impactful and sustainable. This interactive and insightful one day workshop will:

  • enable you to implement a robust and effective strategy for engaging with parents that is embedded in the DNA of the entire school
  • help you identify and overcome the barriers to parental involvement
  • inspire you through hearing best practice examples
  • equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to move your parental engagement agenda forward in a meaningful way
  • enable you to evaluate and demonstrate the impact of this work on school outcomes


“Parental engagement in children’s learning makes a difference – it is the most powerful school improvement lever we have” Dr. Janet Goodall


Who should attend?

  • Headteachers and principals
  • Deputy and assistant headteachers
  • Pastoral support teams and family liaison teams
  • Staff with responsibility for parental involvement
  • Governors
  • Local authority advisers
  • Parents interested in taking this work forward with their school


Delegate feedback

  • “This work has transformed our school”
  • “That was so useful - every school should attend this workshop”
  • “Loads of practical suggestions on ways to make schools more approachable and less daunting. I can see this working”


About the speaker
Training is delivered by Fiona Carnie, parental engagement expert, educationalist and writer, who founded Parent Councils UK in 2008. She led a government funded project on setting up parent councils and has extensive experience of working in and with schools to develop parental engagement strategies and student voice. She has written widely about innovative ways of involving parents including Alternative Approaches to Education: A Guide for Teachers and Parents (2017); The Parent Participation Handbook (2011); and Harnessing Parent Power (2013).

Please note that cancellations within two weeks of the event will not be refunded.


“The effect of parental engagement over a student’s school career is the equivalent of adding two to three years to their education.” Professor John Hattie


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