Parental Engagement Forum
Learning with Parents are proud members of the Fair Education Alliance (FEA).
The FEA is a coalition of 250 organisations which aims to tackle inequality in the education system. Together we have agreed that we want to see an inclusive education system which:
We believe that if the education system featured these things, we would be able to achieve a fairer education system for all.
In order to engage parents and communities of all backgrounds, we worked with the FEA to establish and run the Parental Engagement Forum. The forum is a diverse range of organisations from large, national charities to place-based organisations working deep in local communities. Together we network, share best practice and explore the research about supporting low-income families.
Some of the organisations involved in this effort are listed below:
Parental Engagement News
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.