Parental engagement

Parents and effective communication

7 September 2016

Effective parental engagement is key to a successful education, especially in year 7 as pupils transition. Karen Sullivan looks at the research


SEN and parental engagement

25 May 2016

When supporting the education and development of children with SEN, effective working with parents is crucial. Garry Freeman offers some practical advice to schools and teachers



Fostering aspirations for all students

13 April 2016

It is not a lack of aspiration in working class families that prevents their children from achieving, but a lack of knowledge and access. Karen Sullivan explains



Dealing with the helicopter parents

7 October 2015

Helicopter parents are those that micro-manage their children’s lives and continually demand success. But research is showing the negative impact that this is having on young people. Karen Sullivan explains


Difficult conversations with parents

7 October 2015

Sonia Gill outlines two common difficult conversations with parents and three common mistakes that can hinder teachers when trying to resolve sensitive issues


Case study: Effective parental communication

2 September 2015

After a tough period for Alfreton Grange School, a clear focus was needed on rebuilding relationships with parents. Emma Howard explains some of the 'quick wins' that have been essential to this goal


How do parents choose a school?

4 June 2015

What do parents look for and prioritise when it comes to choosing a school for their children? A research project has sought to answer this question. Karen Wespieser reports



Engaging parents to drive pupil progress

12 June 2014

Parental support and engagement is crucial to a student’s chances of success. Shanaz Hussain discusses her work on a parental engagement programme to help improve pupil progress.


Getting your parents on board

29 August 2013

Research has shown time and again that parents hold significant power in supporting learning. With the Curriculum for Excellence calling on schools to actively engage parents about their child’s education, Geoff Jones offers some advice.

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