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. By setting up a parent council or parent forum schools are better able to listen and respond to parents' views.
This event for senior leaders, governors, teachers, parent support workers, parents, local authority advisers and anyone with responsibility for parental involvement will support schools in developing 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
- Evaluating progress and assessing impact
- Case studies
Fiona Carnie has extensive experience of setting up parent councils and parent forums having led a government-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: St David's Hotel, Havannah Street, Cardiff CF10 5SD
Time: 9.30 - 13.00
Cost: £120 to include refreshments
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