Help For Schools To Develop Parent Engagement
School-Home Support today launches the first of five downloadable training toolkits. Commissioned by the Department for Education as part of their Improving Outcomes for Children, Young People and Families programme, the first toolkit looks at the subject of Parental Engagement. It is available free from the School-Home Support website and is particularly suitable for schools which are having difficulty with attendance and their relationships with families.
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School-Home Support has a proven record of improving attendance and behaviour and so impacting on attainment. Key to this is successful parental engagement, most recently demonstrated during the pilot of the Unlocking Potential programme. This focussed on working with schools and parents in disadvantaged parts of Tower Hamlets, Islington, Hackney and Bradford. The Unlocking Potential pilot was a success as it offered parent’s strategies to support their children’s learning at home that could then be continued in school. The latest independent evaluation report by the University of London’s Institute of Education shows that 74% of parents on the programme felt more involved in their children’s learning. School-Home Support’s work has also been crucial in raising children’s school attendance.
The five toolkits School-Home Support are creating capture its knowledge and experience and enable it to be shared with schools nationwide. All five toolkits will be divided into six 90 minute sessions that can be delivered as stand alone sessions, or combined into a whole day's training. They will all also have a seventh section that enables the user to evaluate their own position and monitor progress they’ve made. The Parental Engagement training pack is the first of five that is being created around the broader subject of engaging parents to improve child attainment, and the best way to approach the complex issues that may be preventing this from happening. It is suitable for staff working in schools at all levels, with the activities divided up into basic and advanced, depending on the existing knowledge and expertise of the learners.
Julia Burns, Director of Training and Development said “School-Home Support has been working hard developing this toolkit to share nearly 30 years of leaning and best practice gained through hundreds of School-Home Support practitioners who work directly with children, young people and their families. This toolkit will offer practical solutions and advice to schools that need to improve their parental engagement, and in turn will have an impact on the attendance and learning of children in school”
To download the free toolkit visit www.shs.org.uk
“Parent engagement is a key strategy within our school and vital in raising our attendance figures, improving the wellbeing of the school environment and children’s attainment whilst at school. This toolkit developed by School-Home Support is a much needed and is an excellent resource; it will prove invaluable in increasing the number of families who get involved in our school and get involved with their child’s education” Sally Smith, Deputy Headteacher Fulham Cross Girls’ School
The six sections of the Parental Engagement toolkit are:
All toolkits will also have an Evaluation section, which contains evaluation and action planning resources. For toolkit one these will help the teacher examine the current level of parental engagement activity within their school against Ofsted’s criteria. They will also enable teachers to monitor progress and record actions/strategies for further development.
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