Welcome to Parentkind Cymru - here you'll find information on how we support those in a parenting role in Wales. Meet the team, find out how you can get involved in having a voice in your children's education and much more.
What's the latest education news in Wales?
We've put together a Manifesto which asks for the Department for Education to work with us to give children the best possible learning experiences. You can read the full Manifesto in English or Welsh.
A headline document about the work of Parentkind in Wales can be found here (both in English and Welsh).
Parentkind is proud to be working with Qualifications Wales on their ‘Qualified for the Future’ project. The curriculum in Wales is changing and we have run a series of focus groups, with participants from around Wales, to discuss the new qualifications that will accompany this. Find out more about the next stages of the project here.
Click here to see our active and past consultations that public bodies such as the Department for Education and Estyn have run. The public's view is requested when there is a possible change in policy, to help decide whether the approach is correct or if changes need to be made
Who do we work with?
Senedd Cymru, or Welsh Parliament, is the democratically elected body that represents the interests of Wales and its people.
The Welsh Government Education and Skills department tell us:
‘We are responsible for education and skills in Wales. We are working to raise the standards of education and training provision, attainment and infrastructure across Wales so that everyone can reach their potential; delivering a suitably skilled workforce with high-quality opportunities for all learners; supporting individuals, families, communities and businesses in improving economic and social well-being and reduce inequality through education and training.’
At Parentkind Cymru we are working with many of the Welsh Government departments that offer information, advice and guidance on education programmes that are available in Wales.
Tracey, Head of Parentkind Cymru, is working closely with elected Assembly Members who sit on the National Assembly’s Children, Young People and Education Committee, amongst others, to ensure Parent Voice in Wales is heard at a local, regional and national level. One of the ways Parentkind does this is by responding to consultations that will inform future direction, policy development and programmes of work for National Assembly Committees and other education-focussed organisations.
Who are we?
Kerry-Jane Packman is Executive Director of Programmes, Membership & Charitable Services. for Parentkind. She proactively seeks out opportunities for Parent Voice to be heard at local, regional and national levels.
You can get in touch with Kerry-Jane by emailing her - it would be great to hear your stories of parental participation in schools and PTAs. You can also get in touch with any questions or concerns you may have.
How can I get involved?
- Connect with other parents - share your stories, worries and ideas, reading our blogs, have a look at our Facebook page and Twitter feed
- Sign up for our Parent eBulletin
- We love to celebrate success in schools and PTAs across Wales. If you have a success story that you'd like to share with others, please do get in touch. Perhaps your PTA has applied for some funding, used Parentkind guidance to register as a charity or been to one of our webinars?