Setting up a PTA and Parent Council helps build Parental Engagement at Edgar Stammers Primary Academy

Edgar Stammers Primary Academy was placed into special measures in 2016. A new executive head teacher and head of school were appointed in May 2018 and, following many improvements, a recent Ofsted inspection has taken the school out of special measures, recognising its renewed sense of purpose, strong vision for pupils and improved staff morale.

One of the school’s major challenges has been weak parental engagement – but thanks to the work of teacher, Lisa Littlewood, this has totally transformed. We spoke to Lisa to find out how she successfully broke down the barriers and built a bridge between the school and the parents

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Parent Council creates a vital link between home and school

Having faced a challenging few years, St Nicholas CE Primary Academy decided to set up a Parent Council to create a vital link between home and school. We spoke to the school's Parent Council Chair, Jenny Ross, about why it's been so beneficial.

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PTA breaks down barriers to support parents in the school community

Mrs Suchitra Varma, a parent with a child at Botanic Primary School in Northern Ireland, explains how becoming involved in the PTA helped to break down cultural barriers - and eventually led to her taking a role at the school.

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Academy gains 'Outstanding' rating with parents positively engaged

Parent Voice Group created as part of academy's "Road to Outstanding" plan.

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Reinvigorating the school with the help of the parents

Parent Voice, Parental Engagement, England
19 September 2018
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The head teacher reviewed the school's mission statement, but brought parents into the process. 

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