How can schools build trust and positive relationships with parents and carers, particularly disengaged parents and carers, to support children's learning to enable all children to thrive?
This workshop will help all those responsible for parental engagement and home/school partnerships overcome potential barriers to build an effective and supportive relationship between home and school.
In particular, it will explore:
- The value of positive partnerships with parents and the impact it has on a child’s education
- Using a holistic framework, Parentkind’s Ofsted backed Blueprint for Parent-Friendly Schools as guidance to secure whole school buy-in
- Identifying your unique strategies to overcome potential barriers preventing effective collaboration and positive relationships
- Engaging with disengaged, anxious or ‘difficult’ parents and carers
- Measuring engagement within your school
This workshop will also feature a case study from Craig D'Cunha, Principal of Chantry Academy. Craig will discuss the barriers his school faced, and the work his school has been doing to ensure parents feel embraced by the school, and trust that the school is working for the benefit of their child.
About your workshop leader:
Selina Rice is a children services practitioner and senior manager based in London, with over twenty years’ experience in leading and managing services with and for children, young people and families. She also supports a number of charities concerning staff development, parental engagement and collaborative working.
Parentkind champions all the ways that parents can participate in their child’s education. We provide expert training, Parent Council membership and support to teachers, governors and parents to build successful and effective home-school relationships. We are also the leading Parent Teacher Association (PTA) membership organisation and registered charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
We believe there’s never been a more important time for schools to prioritise building relationships with parents, and that doing so will help ensure every minute invested by teachers delivers the very best for our children. https://www.parentkind.org.uk/