Effective Parental Engagement Conference: Raising Achievement – Monday 27 March 2017
Research evidence demonstrates that parent engagement has the most significant effect on children’s achievement even after all other factors such as social class, maternal education and poverty have been taken out of the equation between children’s aptitudes and their achievement.
In recognition of this the latest Governance Handbook (January 2017) states that schools should ‘assure themselves that mechanisms are in place to engage meaningfully with all parents/carers and enable them to put forward their views at key points in their child’s education. They should aim to build productive relationships, creating a sense of trust and shared ownership of the organisation’s strategy, vision and operational performance.’
Ofsted will evaluate ‘how well leaders and governors engage with parents and carers, and are transparent and accountable in their contact with parents.’
This one day conference will focus on how to use parental engagement for raising achievement. The day will include expert keynote speakers, Dr Janet Goodall, Lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management, University of Bath and Fiona Carnie, educationalist and writer working in the fields of parental involvement and student voice. As well as a case study from a local school on strategies they use to successfully engage with parents and a choice of focused workshops.
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