How can we make our Parent Council stays positive and solution-focused?
Delivering some “quick wins” after each meeting is a great way to demonstrate to parents that their voice is being heard and will encourage more involvement in your parent council.
We sent a letter out publicising our Parent Council but haven't had much response, what else can we do?
A lot of schools face this issue and the first assumption is that parents don't want to be involved but this isn't usually the case.
Communication is an ongoing challenge for schools, as the parents are a diverse and varied group of people. To reach them all (or as many as you can) use a mix of communication channels, like social media, posters around the school, and someone on hand to answer questions. More about recruiting members.