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.
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.
Read our Blueprint for Parent-Friendly Schools to learn how you can start adopting a parent-friendly approach in your school.
The Blueprint for Parent-Friendly Schools is the result of five years’ worth of extensive research and case studies.
Join our workshops and masterclasses which will equip you with the tools and confidence to build effective parent relationships.
Access our resources and tools, designed to help teachers, school staff, governors and others engage and involve parents successfully.
Our pilot project in the Doncaster Opportunity Area introduced the Blueprint to 14 primary and seven secondary schools in 2019/2020. The pilot captured the impact of schools adopting our Blueprint on pupil attendance rates in schools with previously high levels of absenteeism.
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
39 Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge,
Kent, TN10 3DS
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