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.
Parental engagement has never felt more important than at the start of this term. These easy to implement tips are for schools to use so they can start building that crucial partnership with parents from the beginning of term.
Our CEO, Tom Harbour recorded a podcast with maths teacher, author, and TES advisor Craig Barton. In a broad-ranging conversation, Tom and Craig discuss the differences between parental involvement in school versus engagement in learning, changes schools can make to foster parental engagement, barriers for parents, and how schools can support “hard to reach” families.