At the Bett UK EdTech conference last week, we launched our collaboration with Promethean, held a series of talks, and introduced our new Mathscots!
I am so pleased to share our 2021 impact report, highlighting the work of Learning with Parents during the 2020-21 academic year. 2021 was meant to be the year after the pandemic, but as we have seen things have not become easier for families, especially those in disadvantaged communities.
Our CEO Tom Harbour recently spoke to Caroline Doherty on the Key Voices podcast about how schools can make parental engagement inclusive. Tom and Caroline discuss why Tom set up Learning with Parents, the different strands of the charity’s work and the impact of partial school closures on parental engagement.
With the Parental Engagement Network’s guidance for schools to audit and improve their support for parents, and Learning with Parents’ expertise creating activities that support all families to engage in learning, we teamed up to showcase our findings and best practice for schools.
Thank you to Jean Gross, author and education expert, for contributing her insights on how to successfully work with parents. Here, Jean shares her nine secrets for effective parental engagement and discusses the importance of putting ourselves in parents’ shoes. Jean shares our belief that for parental engagement efforts to be successful, they must be both enjoyable, and accessible for all families.