Studies show that young people do better if a significant adult is engaged with their learning. Parents and carers often lack the confidence to support their child's development, but their input is crucial if young people are to get the most out of the education system. It is easy for education professionals to ignore the importance of engaging parents in the learning process and attempt to take on the full role of educating a child alone. In reality, children are only in the setting for a limited number of hours each week. The influence of the home can counteract that which takes place in the setting if the child receives mixed messages about the value of education. Effective schools and settings develop a positive two-way relationship with the family.
Parental engagement can be a challenge because often, the very families that they need to reach out to, are the ones that are the hardest to engage.
Eduscope can offer:
- Training for local authorities, schools and settings about achieving effective parental engagement
- Support for families wanting to engage with their child’s learning
- Delivery of parental engagement audits and consultation sessions, with a report of findings
- The SPACE Membership Scheme with all associated benefits (click here to find out more)