Exploiting
  Technology to
 Enhance Parental
   Engagement


  Brenda A Bigland CBE
M.A., B.Ed. Hons., A.M.B.D.A.
Vision   To ensure information
         offered to parents is enough
         to inspire engagement and
         support f...
To help pupils to learn effectively
Main   reporting should:
       •Involve the pupil
Aims   •Inform about individual pro...
To help teachers to work with
Main   parents
Aims   Reporting should include:
       •Evidence of pupils work
       •Stan...
What do we share?

             •Progress and achievements
 Parental    across a wide range of activities
Engagement   •At...
Why? (1)

             •To develop a strong cohesion
 Parental    between parent, pupil and
Engagement   teacher
         ...
Why? (2)

             •To make meetings between
 Parental    home and school even more
Engagement   meaningful
          ...
How?

             •Real Time Reporting
 Parental    •Initial meetings with information offered
             across a vari...
•The Head meets every parent prior to the
           child starting school
On Entry   •Parents evenings
           •Parent...
Website
       •General School Information
       •Admissions
Main   •Policy Documents
       •News and Newsletters
Aims  ...
Lent Rise Learning World
       •Individual portfolios/Children's targets
       •“Real Time” reporting
       •Individual...
Main
Aims
       Early Lent Rise
       •Information on the setting
       •Sharing pupils work
       •Encouraging Home S...
Healthy Lent Rise
Main   •Promotes our Healthy School
Aims   Status
       •Engages parents with the “Well
       Being” I...
Main
       Lent Rise – A Sustainable
Aims   School
       •Works to promote sustainability
       for the school communit...
Video and Podcasting
Main   •Lent Rise Media World
Aims   •Lent Rise Radio World
       •Videos showing partnership
      ...
We grow.... (1)
Overall
          •Confident and happy learners
Impact    •A culture for learning within the
          who...
We grow.... (2)
Overall
          •Pupils who can make educated
Impact    choices supported by their
          families
  ...
KS2 SATs Results 2009
          Level 4+
Overall   English     97%
          Maths       97%
Impact    Science     100%
  ...
Exploiting
  Technology to
 Enhance Parental
   Engagement


  Brenda A Bigland CBE
M.A., B.Ed. Hons., A.M.B.D.A.
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Lent Rise School Reporting To Parents

  1. 1. Exploiting Technology to Enhance Parental Engagement Brenda A Bigland CBE M.A., B.Ed. Hons., A.M.B.D.A.
  2. 2. Vision To ensure information offered to parents is enough to inspire engagement and support for each child to achieve their full potential
  3. 3. To help pupils to learn effectively Main reporting should: •Involve the pupil Aims •Inform about individual progress •Enable strengths and weaknesses to be identified •Indicate the next step in the learning process •Help the pupil to define their own targets whilst still being supported by parents and teachers •Allow parents to support appropriately by giving them the tools to do so •Motivate the child and the parent through success
  4. 4. To help teachers to work with Main parents Aims Reporting should include: •Evidence of pupils work •Standards at any given time showing attainment, achievement, attitude to learning, behaviour, attendance. •It should offer parents a chance to help to define the way forward working with their own child •Systems and strategies for parents to help at home •Level indicators for their child's age and ability
  5. 5. What do we share? •Progress and achievements Parental across a wide range of activities Engagement •Attainment in National Curriculum subjects •Current Targets and Targets for future learning (and/or behaviour) •Pupils work through their own portfolio •Family Learning activities •And so much more!!
  6. 6. Why? (1) •To develop a strong cohesion Parental between parent, pupil and Engagement teacher •To encourage parents to not just get involved but to act as role models for learning •To allow the “hard to reach parents” where their own learning may have been neglected to get involved by allowing their children to “lead” the way through sharing learning.
  7. 7. Why? (2) •To make meetings between Parental home and school even more Engagement meaningful •To ensure that for those parents who cannot come in to school ICT is used effectively to enhance parental engagement •To motivate and encourage pupils •To improve behaviour – an informed parent is often more supportive!!
  8. 8. How? •Real Time Reporting Parental •Initial meetings with information offered across a variety of areas (Goody Bags) Engagement •Home / school partnership agreements •Written reports (twice a year) •½ termly targets •Through reading / homework diaries / postcards/ Parent Packs •Formal meetings (twice a year) •Informal meetings •Website for information offered •VLE to encourage and motivate Lifelong Learning and to encourage parents to drive learning •Emails / texts/ letters •Fliers on Key Services
  9. 9. •The Head meets every parent prior to the child starting school On Entry •Parents evenings •Parents goody bag to •Flier on Exploiting technology to enhance parental engagement School •Flier of Extended Services •Flier on Sustainability •Information on eSafety •Internet Use •How to help at home •Grandparents support pack •Healthy schools information and one Red apple!! •Teddy Bears Picnics and a Seeing is Believing trip around the school
  10. 10. Website •General School Information •Admissions Main •Policy Documents •News and Newsletters Aims •Information on class work •Curriculum information •Calendar of events •PTA page •How to contact the school •Photo gallery •Guestbook •Video sharing practice •Roll of Honour •Links to other communication sites
  11. 11. Lent Rise Learning World •Individual portfolios/Children's targets •“Real Time” reporting •Individually tailored materials for Main pupils •Challenges in each subject area Aims •Homework •Quizzes •Adult Learning through links into courses •Advice to parents on standards / how to support their child •Parent Forums •Chat rooms for Headteacher to seek children's opinions •Chat room for Year 6 •On line discussion forums for Healthy School/ Sustainable school/ 2012 dialogue •On line questionnaires for pupils and parents
  12. 12. Main Aims Early Lent Rise •Information on the setting •Sharing pupils work •Encouraging Home School links •Lennie and Lottie •Celebrating successes
  13. 13. Healthy Lent Rise Main •Promotes our Healthy School Aims Status •Engages parents with the “Well Being” Indicators •Information about work done in school against the 8 Key Areas •Children's work on PSHE •A news and events section •Information on the work done by the Healthy School Council •Initiatives undertaken by the school e.g. Walk to School Week.
  14. 14. Main Lent Rise – A Sustainable Aims School •Works to promote sustainability for the school community •A Past pupil guides the way through the 8 Doorways •Calendar of upcoming events •Links to relevant and useful sites for the family •Links to the work of the Healthy School/ Eco Council
  15. 15. Video and Podcasting Main •Lent Rise Media World Aims •Lent Rise Radio World •Videos showing partnership with Magdalen College Oxford •Videos showing children's / staff and parents opinions of what makes our school special!!
  16. 16. We grow.... (1) Overall •Confident and happy learners Impact •A culture for learning within the whole community •Eager and responsive pupils •Pupils who know they have a voice •Pupils who know their own strengths and weaknesses and how to develop further
  17. 17. We grow.... (2) Overall •Pupils who can make educated Impact choices supported by their families •Parents who are involved and who learn to ask the right questions to support their children with future learning
  18. 18. KS2 SATs Results 2009 Level 4+ Overall English 97% Maths 97% Impact Science 100% Level 5+ English 66% Maths 69% Science 76% Value Added 101.7 (with higher than national average figures for pupils with Special Educational Needs)
  19. 19. Exploiting Technology to Enhance Parental Engagement Brenda A Bigland CBE M.A., B.Ed. Hons., A.M.B.D.A.

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