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Parent Councils UK offers three half day workshops for school leaders, governors, teachers, parent support workers, parents, local authority advisers.

Cost: £120 exc VAT includes refreshments.

Past course participants fed-back that they valued the opportunity to share ideas and best practice with other attendees as well as learning from an expert trainer. They found the course practical and informative. They liked the planning time which gave them an action plan to take away back to their school.

Training workshops

Developing A Parent Council/Forum

This workshop explores how schools can create/evolve their parent council to ensure an effective mechanism for parent voice. In the workshop, we discuss what is right for your school, what the legal requirements are in your area and how you can initially and on an ongoing basis involve parents. A range of case studies are presented to enable participants to develop an effective strategy for their own school.You will create an action plan to take away for your school.

04 July             Bristol                         Book now > - Special offer: Book 2 places for £200.

05 July             Brighton                     Book now > - Special offer: Book 2 places for £200.

 

Autumn Training Schedule

Further details and dates to be confirmed shortly. Please call us on 01732 375 453 or register your interest if you'd like to find out more.

October - The Midlands

A whole school approach to parental engagement - Birmingham

Overcoming barriers to engage all parents - Peterborough

Developing a Parent Council or Forum at your school - Oxford

November - The North

A whole school approach to parental engagement - Manchester

Developing a Parent Council or Forum at your school - Newcastle & Liverpool

Overcoming barriers to engage all parents - Nottingham

December - The South

A whole school approach to parental engagement - London

Overcoming barriers to engage all parents - Maidstone

 

About the workshops

1.     Developing Parent Councils or Forums

a.     Developing a Parent Council or Forum (England and Wales)

This workshop explores how schools can create/evolve their parent council to ensure an effective mechanism for parent voice. In the workshop, we discuss what is right for your school, what the legal requirements are in your area and how you can initially and on an ongoing basis involve parents. A range of case studies are presented to enable participants to develop an effective strategy for their own school.You will create an action plan to take away for your school.

b.     Developing Your Parent Council or Forum (Scotland)

The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act of 2006 encouraged schools to establish Parent Councils in order to involve parents in their children’s education. However, the role
of many Parent Councils is still to raise funds and organise social events - and this is a missed opportunity. This workshop explores different models of Parent Council. Explore how parents at your school can support their children’s learning to raise standards and improve well-being. Discuss how parents can be a force for positive change. Particpants create an action plan to take away for their school.

2.     Harnessing Parent Power Register your interest now >

This workshop will explore a range of strategies that schools can use to develop an effective and valuable partnership with parents in order to raise attainment. The barriers that prevent parent participation will also be discussed with suggestions as to how these can be addressed. We will look at how to improve home/school communication, gain parental support for learning, work with parents to improve behaviour, reach disengaged families, listen and respond to parents’ views. Participants create an action plan to take away for their school. 

3.     Engaging all Parents Register your interest now > 

This workshop focusses on identifying and exploring the barriers that prevent parents from engaging with schools and suggests strategies for overcoming them. We also discuss how to encourage and support school staff to engage with parents. You will create an action plan to take away for your school.The workshop is interactive and gives participants the chance to share ideas and best practice. Participants leave with an action plan for building parent participation at school. 

 

Bespoke training

If you have specific requirements or challenges in mind, we can create and tailor training for your school’s needs.

If you are interested in arranging bespoke training or running a CPD session for your staff or Multi Academy Trust please contact us.

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