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Power point presentation on supporting schools to engage with parents and the wider community. CASE Education provides training materials and an audit toolkit to help schools work out what they are ...

Power point presentation on supporting schools to engage with parents and the wider community. CASE Education provides training materials and an audit toolkit to help schools work out what they are doing well and what could be developed to embed parent partnerships in whole school ethos.

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    Staff training on Parental Engagement Staff training on Parental Engagement Presentation Transcript

    • CASE Education Staff Training • Welcome & Introductions • Background Information • Assessment Toolkit Outline • Where are we now in terms of community and parental engagement? • Where would we like to be? • How will we get there? CASE Education, www.educase.co.uk, educase@ hotmail.co.uk, Tel: 07939001731
    • Background Information Mairi McLeod Community Education Consultant Teacher Trainer & Resource Writer Facilitator Parent CASE Education, www.educase.co.uk, educase@ hotmail.co.uk, Tel: 07939001731
    • What is the Assessment Toolkit? A working document that : • Helps schools identify areas of strength and areas for development within school and community • Supports schools to evidence reasons for adopting certain community strategies • Allows staff to work together to find solutions that meet the needs of their own school and community CASE Education, www.educase.co.uk, educase@ hotmail.co.uk, Tel: 07939001731
    • Parental Engagement Ofsted January 2014 • Ofsted January 2014 • The following statements are taken from the Ofsted framework 2014 and demonstrate clearly the significance of involving parents in their child's education • Leadership and management will not be judged as outstanding unless they are satisfied with evidence of positive parental engagement CASE Education, www.educase.co.uk, educase@ hotmail.co.uk, Tel: 07939001731
    • Ofsted 2014 • Ofsted will analyse views of parents and qualify relevant complaints • School inspections will support and promote improvement by: Clearly identifying strengths and weaknesses CASE Education, www.educase.co.uk, educase@ hotmail.co.uk, Tel: 07939001731
    • Ofsted January 2014 • Focus on pupil and parents needs by : • drawing on pupils and parents views to inform judgements and outcomes of inspections... • Taking account of pupil and parents views in the planning and conduct of the inspection....evaluating the extent to which schools provide an inclusive environment which meets the needs of all pupils irrespective of age, gender, disability, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation CASE Education, www.educase.co.uk, educase@ hotmail.co.uk, Tel: 07939001731
    • Areas covered in Toolkit This tool kit focuses on 10 key themes of community & parental engagement in school practice. There will be some aspects that sit in more than one theme and these can be altered to meet the requirements of each school : • Ethos, Policy and Practice • Parents & Family Learning • School Environment • Staff Practice & Parental Inclusion CASE Education, www.educase.co.uk, educase@ hotmail.co.uk, Tel: 07939001731
    • Toolkit • Communication • Leadership & Collaboration • Governors • Perceived Barriers to Parental Engagement • Planning for Effective Engagement • Setting the Vision CASE Education, www.educase.co.uk, educase@ hotmail.co.uk, Tel: 07939001731
    • Task : Group Reflection- What is parent involvement? • What are you currently doing to include parents in school life and their child’s education? • Work in Key Stage groups to identify the strategies that you are currently using to engage with parents • Consider initiatives in class, after school, home school partnership? • What other strategies are being adopted as a whole school? CASE Education, www.educase.co.uk, educase@ hotmail.co.uk, Tel: 07939001731
    • Could we do more? • Discuss as a staff the outcomes of your group brainstorming session? • What more could be done? • Are there any barriers to parental engagement? • How can these be overcome? CASE Education, www.educase.co.uk, educase@ hotmail.co.uk, Tel: 07939001731
    • Out of the Box • What simple, practical things could you provide to enable parents to support their children beyond the classroom? CASE Education, www.educase.co.uk, educase@ hotmail.co.uk, Tel: 07939001731
    • How welcoming is your school? • What strategies are being used to welcome parents and visitors to your school? • Is your information clear and accessible to all parents? • Is there a friendly face in the playground each morning • Are there photos of class reps on display? • How multi cultural are your signs- are they reflective of the community? CASE Education, www.educase.co.uk, educase@ hotmail.co.uk, Tel: 07939001731
    • Working with parents to raise achievement Why communicate with parents? A few reasons! Family Learning Works • “Involving the whole family in learning can boost educational attainment across generations and should be integral to schools.. • Family learning could increase children’s development by as much as 15% in disadvantaged groups…” NIACE 2013 http://www.niace.org.uk/news/every-school-must-make-family-learning- work CASE Education, www.educase.co.uk, educase@ hotmail.co.uk, Tel: 07939001731
    • Education Endowment Foundation / Sutton Trust Ongoing Research and Evaluation What we should know • Focused approaches which support parents in working with their children to improve their learning are beneficial • The challenge is in engaging and sustaining such involvement • Involvement is often easier to achieve with parents of very young children • Parents of older children may appreciate short sessions at flexible times to involve them CASE Education, www.educase.co.uk, educase@ hotmail.co.uk, Tel: 07939001731
    • Education Endowment Foundation / Sutton Trust • Schools can be daunting places for parents so it is important to establish a welcoming environment • Parents may be anxious about their own educational achievements and it is important to discuss with them the ways in which they can support their children’s effort which do not require a high level of ability (e.g. by ensuring that students have an environment where they can work at home, or by asking them to explain what they learned at school and how they learned it CASE Education, www.educase.co.uk, educase@ hotmail.co.uk, Tel: 07939001731
    • Planning for Parental Engagement / Community Involvement Task : • Staff work together towards creating a whole school parent and community engagement statement which summarizes school commitment to community / parental engagement CASE Education, www.educase.co.uk, educase@ hotmail.co.uk, Tel: 07939001731
    • Embedding the community message • Planning for effective community engagement– please bring long term planning to meeting • What has changed since last session? • What more can be done? • Consultation CASE Education, www.educase.co.uk, educase@ hotmail.co.uk, Tel: 07939001731