Blueprint for Parent-Friendly Schools

The foundations for building effective home-school partnerships

We want to make all schools parent-friendly

There is a well-evidenced link between parental participation in a child’s education and academic attainment. However, we know that sometimes it is hard to build that bridge between school and home. Our vision is for an education world where parents are both fully engaged and seen as essential partners in their children’s education.

As a result, we have developed the Blueprint for Parent-Friendly Schools and we are on a mission to have this adopted nationally by policymakers, education agencies and partners across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Read more about our collective approach to positive change and sign up to find out more.

Parentkind's Blueprint for Parent-Friendly Schools

The Blueprint for Parent-Friendly Schools (click here to read the Blueprint in Welsh) is the foundation for school leaders to establish and improve existing parental participation strategies. It is a powerful, easy-to-use tool that facilitates long-lasting improvements in parental participation and supports robust evaluations. It formalises parental participation with a clear framework for action, reinforced with three guiding principles and a shared common language. The Blueprint is an adaptable framework ensuring that all schools can adopt a parent-friendly approach within their unique school environment.


If you have questions on our Blueprint for Parent-Friendly Schools, please contact:

Kerry-Jane Packman, Executive Director of Programmes, Membership and Charitable Services

Jayne Thompson, Head of Northern Ireland

Tracey Handley, Head of Wales

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