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 the Blueprint for Parent-Friendly Schools, our introductory online workshop ‘Overcoming Barriers from a parent perspective’ 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.

Lots of practical ideas which can be implemented without too much extra workload or cost.



Elisabeth Blanden, Headteacher, St Francis Catholic Primary School
Who is this workshop designed for?
  • Headteachers, deputy headteachers and senior leaders
  • Governors
  • Pastoral support and family liaison teams
  • 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
What do previous attendees say?

"This work has transformed our school"

"That was so useful - every school should attend this workshop."

"Loads of practical suggestions on ways to make schools more approachable and less daunting. I can see this working."

“Everyone seemed to come away with some ideas and new perspectives. Really good value.”

Many schools have already benefited from developing parental participation initiatives to improve their relationship with parents. Click here to read more about what schools say.

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 developing a successful parent council.

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

If you have any questions, please send us an email: schools@parentkind.org.uk

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