Introductory workshop: Overcoming Barriers

Would you like to overcome barriers to parental participation in your school? Our workshop will enable you to learn more about parent perspectives on participation and come away with useful ideas that can easily be adapted to your school’s needs.

Why book a workshop?

In line with the principles of our Blueprint for Parent-Friendly Schools (click here for the Blueprint in Welsh), our introductory online workshop ‘Overcoming Barriers to parental participation’ will set you up with the basics your school needs to build successful parent partnerships.

In this two-hour online session you will be given practical tools, techniques and actions that your school can embed to cultivate an environment that nurtures parental participation in all areas of their child’s education. Guided by an expert associate trainer, you will have the opportunity to collaborate, discuss and learn with your peers.

What do previous attendees say?
Lots of practical ideas which can be implemented without too much extra workload or cost.
Who is this workshop designed for?
  • Headteachers, deputy headteachers and senior leaders
  • Governors
  • Local authority advisers
  • Multi-academy trusts
  • Teachers
  • Other staff with responsibility for parental involvement
What is involved?
  • Two hour, expert-led interactive session via Zoom
  • Opportunity to gain knowledge and share experiences with senior leaders and teachers in other schools
  • £60 + VAT per person
Who will lead the workshop?

Our associate trainers range from former headteachers and Ofsted inspectors, to parental engagement champions and education consultants. Each associate trainer brings a wealth of experience and qualifications, their own understanding of the challenges faced by schools and expertise on ways in which your school can engage with parents. Meet our trainers here.

What if I want to learn more?

To build on this introductory workshop, we also run masterclasses on a whole school approach to parental participation and successful parent consultation.

Early-booking discount

A 10% discount will be applied to bookings made six weeks or more before the date of the session.
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