As the parents of 3.5 million pupils receive cry-for-help letters from schools on the growing perils of lack of funding, SSAT’s Head of Policy and Public Affairs Tom Middlehurst navigates through the uncertainties of social justice this situation presents.
The more effectively schools communicate with parents, the better off pupils will be. Parental engagement expert and author Dr Kathy Weston highlights the ways in which schools’ engagement with parents impacts learning outcomes for students.
Rob Hitch, Vice Principal, Harris Academy South Norwood, on getting away from the traditional child response to any parent enquiry about school: ‘it was alright!’
Staff, parents and governors are all equally as important
Sylvia King suggests way in which schools can work with parents to ensure young people achieve their full potential.
In this sixth and final article of the series, Professor Bill Lucas prompts schools to evaluate their school-family relationships.
Professor Bill Lucas explores a ten-step approach to parental engagement that can be adapted to any school context. Article 5 of 6.
Professor Bill Lucas unpacks an adapted version of Joyce Epstein’s Framework of Six Types of Involvement. Article 4 of 6.
Professor Bill Lucas identifies three research-based resources that contain exciting practices in parental engagement.
It’s vital that parents have wide-ranging engagement with their children’s school, and the school should determine how that is best achieved. By Sylvia King.