DEVELOPING YOUR PARENT COUNCIL
Half-day workshop for senior leaders, parent council members, teachers, parent support workers and local authority advisers with Fiona Carnie - £120 plus VAT (includes refreshments)
How can your Parent Council help the school to build a genuine partnership with parents and carers?
Parent Councils were introduced in Scotland in 2006 to encourage parental involvement in their children's education. Ten years on, the role of many Parent Councils is still to raise funds or to organise social events. This is a missed opportunity.
The research is clear: children do better when their parents are involved in their education. Parental engagement is thus a key lever for school improvement. Parent Councils play a vital role in ensuring that schools meet the needs of families in order to improve outcomes for all children.
Come to this workshop and hear about different models of Parent Council. Explore how parents at your school can support their children's learning to raise standards and improve well-being. Discuss how parents can be a force for positive change.
This event for senior leaders, teachers, Parent Council members, local authority advisers and anyone with responsibility for parental involvement will support schools in developing their Parent Council in order to build parental participation. It will cover:
- Improving communication
- Listening and responding to parents
- Reaching disengaged parents
- Evaluating progress and assessing impact
- Case studies
Fiona Carnie has extensive experience of developing 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: Marriott Hotel, Glasgow G3 8RR
Time: 9.30 - 13.00
Cost: £120 plus VAT (includes refreshments)
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