How can I reach parents that do not have a good association with school?
Many parents have had a negative experience of school and find it hard to get involved with their child’s education. It is crucial that schools are welcoming and supportive places so that parents find it easy and comfortable to come in.
You will need to think about the best person to engage with parents as it is not always a teacher. Do you have support staff who live locally and who are known to parents? If so they may seem more approachable to parents who find it hard to get involved. Do you have a family support worker who can focus specifically on reaching disengaged parents?
How can we make sure one person doesn't dominate meetings?