Half-day workshop for senior leaders, governors, teachers, parent support workers and local authority advisers with Fiona Carnie
Wednesday 15 March 2017 - DURHAM, Leadership Centre, Spennymoor
Thursday 16 March 2017 - LEEDS, Queens Hotel
When parents are involved in their children’s education children do better on a range of measures. Parental engagement is thus a key lever for school improvement - and is crucial in helping schools meet the needs of their students.
There is a duty on all maintained schools to listen to the views expressed by parents of registered pupils - and Ofsted inspects schools on how well they engage with parents and carers in the judgement on leadership and management. Parent Councils offer an effective means by which schools can listen and respond to parents' views and can help schools ensure that they meet the needs of those families they exist to serve.
This workshop for senior leaders, staff with responsibility for parental engagement, governors and parents will support schools in developing a strong and valuable partnership with parents in order to raise attainment and improve children's well-being. The barriers that prevent parental participation will also be discussed with suggestions as to how these can be addressed.
Fiona Carnie is a leading expert on parent voice. She has extensive experience of working with primary and secondary schools to develop strategies to involve parents. Fiona has written widely on this theme, most recently in the Parent Participation Handbook (2011) and Harnessing Parent Power (2013), both published by Optimus.
The cost of this workshop is £120 + VAT to include refreshments. Places are limited and so you are advised to book early.To book your place and pay by credit card go to: