Parentkind (in association with Parent Councils UK) can help your school build effective home-school partnerships. We know, with school budgets stretched, it is harder than ever to justify specialist staff to work directly with parents. With our training, we can provide your senior leaders, trustees, teachers and admin staff with those skills needed to build successful parental engagement to improve children’s outcomes.
We run a range of half and full day workshops throughout England, Wales and Scotland, designed for staff with either strategic or day to day responsibility for parental engagement. Sessions are interactive and help schools build on their existing work to engage parents.
All participants leave our courses with a tailored action plan on how to implement changes that leave parents feeling valued and supported while transforming your school culture. We also provide bespoke sessions, and one on one support depending on your needs.
Fiona Carnie, Parent Councils UK
Parent Councils UK was founded in 2008 by Fiona Carnie, parent partnerships expert, educationalist and writer. She led a government funded project on setting up parent councils and has extensive experience of parental engagement strategies. Fiona has worked with schools, local authorities and organisations across the UK and further afield to develop more participative approaches. She is also an adviser to the European Forum for Freedom in Education based in Germany.