Community and School working together: Eastside Learning and Knocknagoney Primary School

Knocknagoney Primary School traditionally has a strong parental engagement ethos, and are keen to work closely with the community to maximise opportunities to support parents within their school. This was included in their development plans along with addressing underachievement. Here, Barbara from Eastside Learning tells us how they worked with Knocknagoney and other schools in East Belfast to develop and implement collaborative training and activities that built the capacity of parents, to not only support their own children in their learning, but also enabled them to volunteer in the school to support wider underachievement outcomes.

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We've got the power in us! Music brings school community together during lockdown

When their school had to close its doors to pupils due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Towcester Primary decided that they’d keep each other’s spirits up by creating music videos and sharing them among the school community. Catharine Tarbun, chair of Friends of Towcester Primary School (FOTOPS), tells us how they went about it – and how much fun they’ve had along the way…

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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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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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Parent group rebrands to become consultative body

Parent Voice, Parent Councils, England, Secondary
19 September 2018
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Yorkshire's Bingley Grammar School former PTA explain their change to becoming a Parent Focus Group. 

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