The Parent Participation Handbook
A practical guide for schools on how to maximise parental involvement. Includes a CD with dowloadable resources such as surveys, letters and a draft constitution. Available from Optimus Publishing. Cost £89. http://my.optimus-education.com/shop
Harnessing Parent Power:Working with parents to improve pupil outcomes
A DIY staff training package for schools, available from Optimus Education http://my.optimus-education.com/shop
Setting up a Parent Council DCSF Resource Pack
This pack, produced by the DCSF, gives basic nut and bolts information about how to go about setting up a Parent Council or Parent Forum.
It can be downloaded from: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130401151715/https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/eOrderingDownload/setting%20up%20a%20parent%20council%20-%20resource%20pack.pdf
Developing Parent Voice at your School
A resource produced by PTA UK in association with Parent Councils UK to support schools in developing a parent council or other parent body to listen to parents' views. It can be accessed at:
Setting up Parent Councils Project: Case Studies of Project Schools
This is a report of the DCSF pilot project on Setting up a Parent Council which was carried out by the charity Human Scale Education. It includes case studies of the four project schools.
It can be downloaded from the Department for Education website: www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationDetail/page1/RW58
Parents and Schools Working Together
Six-sided flyer giving examples of different ways in which schools can work with parents. Available from Parent Councils UK, email - firstname.lastname@example.org Cost £2
Pathways to Child Friendly Schools: a guide for parents by Fiona Carnie
This book gives examples of ideas and initiatives to help schools to build a partnership with their parents.
Available from Parent Councils UK. Cost £10.00. Email email@example.com