DEVELOPING A PARENT COUNCIL with Fiona Carnie
Would you like to explore ways to build a genuine partnership with parents?
Would your school like help with developing a parent council or parent forum?
When parents are involved in their children’s education children do better on a range of measures. Parental involvement is thus a key lever for school improvement. All schools need to work closely with parents to achieve the best outcomes for their pupils.
Schools are legally required to have regard to the views expressed by the parents of registered pupils and Ofsted inspects schools on how they listen and respond to parents in the judgement on leadership and management.
This event for senior leaders, governors, teachers, parent support workers, parents, local authority advisers and anyone with responsibility for parental involvement will help schools wishing to develop a parent council or parent forum to improve parental engagement. It will cover:
- Improving communication
- Reaching disengaged parents
- Listening and responding to parents
- Finding the right structure for your school
- Legal requirements
- Evaluating progress and assessing impact
- Case studies
Fiona Carnie has extensive experience of setting up parent councils and parent forums having led a DCSF-funded project on this subject. She has written widely about innovative ways of involving parents including The Parent Participation Handbook (2011) and Harnessing Parent Power (2013) both published by Optimus.
Venue: Jubilee Conference Centre, Triumph Road, Nottingham NG8 1DH
Time: 9.30 - 13.00
Cost: £120 to include refreshments
Please note that cancellations within two weeks of the event will not be refunded.