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Working with Parents to Raise Achievement

Establish effective parental engagement and involvement to raise achievement in your school

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

If you are looking to attend a course externally, you may be interested in Dealing with Difficult Parents.

Suitable for: This course will benefit all middle and senior leaders as well as pastoral staff who are looking to raise achievement through enhanced parental engagement.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 8301WW

By looking to enhance your school's parental engagement, this course will explore how you can enthuse parents to become more involved in the achievement and progress of their child. In the quest to raise achievement, schools tend to focus all their energies on what happens during the school day. This course looks at what schools can do to engage and involve parents in supporting their child's learning and achievement.

  • Understand the barriers to effective parental engagement in learning and achievement
  • Build whole school approaches to involving parents in pupil learning
  • Identify strategies to involving parents in supporting whole school approaches to raise achievement and aspiration
  • Explore techniques to engage parents in their child's learning and achievement
  • Develop opportunities to engage parents as learners


Approaches to involving parents in their child's learning and achievement
  • Develop opportunities in your curricular and extra-curricular provision to involve parents
  • Use technology to build parental interest and engagement
  • Identify how to work with parents to support home learning
Overcoming barriers to effective parental involvement
  • How effective parental involvement can be created using specific examples of good practice
  • Identify the barriers specific to your context and how to change parental perceptions of school
  • Create a whole school action plan to engage parents
The importance of effective parental involvement in learning and achievement
  • What are Ofsted looking for?
  • How can parents play a part in supporting learning and achievement?
  • What does research and best practice tell us?
Engage parents to support whole school approaches to raising aspirations
  • Explore strategies to raise pupil and parental aspirations
  • Communicate the ethos clearly to parents and pupils
  • How can parents be involved in this?
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