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Parent and School Engagement Training

Parents need to stay engaged with their child's school to ensure they receive the best possible education and support. Effective communication, understanding their rights and responsibilities, and actively participating in their child's education are essential components of this process. Challenging schools when necessary can lead to improvements in the educational experience and outcomes for students.

Parents need to know how to have their voice heard in schools for several reasons:

  • Advocating for Their Child's Needs: Parents should have the knowledge and skills to advocate for their child's educational needs. This includes ensuring that their child receives appropriate support and accommodations if they have special educational needs (SEN) or face any challenges in their learning.

  • Ensuring Accountability: Parents play a vital role in holding schools accountable for the quality of education they provide. Knowing how to challenge schools can help parents address concerns about teaching quality, curriculum, resources, and overall school performance.xcessive homework or that assignments are not appropriately challenging, they should know how to discuss these concerns with teachers or school administrators.

  • Addressing Bullying and Safety Concerns: Parents should be equipped to address issues related to bullying, safety, and the well-being of their child while at school. Knowing how to challenge the school's response to such concerns is crucial for creating a safe learning environment.

  • Influencing School Policies: Parents can participate in discussions and decisions related to school policies, including those affecting discipline, extracurricular activities, and student welfare. Being informed empowers parents to contribute to policy changes that benefit their child and others.

  • Supporting Student Progress: Understanding how to challenge the school can help parents actively engage in monitoring and supporting their child's academic progress. They can request feedback, attend parent-teacher conferences, and collaborate with teachers to set academic goals.

  • Resolving Conflicts: Disagreements or conflicts between parents and schools can arise over various issues, such as grades, behaviour, or disciplinary actions. Knowing how to address these conflicts effectively through proper channels can lead to resolution and better outcomes for the child.

  • Special Education Services: If a child has special educational needs, parents need to understand how to navigate the process of obtaining appropriate services and support from the school. This may involve challenging decisions related to Individual Education Plans (IEPs) or educational assessments.

  • Accessing Resources: Schools often offer various resources and support services for students, but parents may need to actively seek out and challenge the school to ensure their child receives these resources when necessary, such as counselling services or tutoring.

  • Monitoring Homework and Assignments: Parents should be aware of their child's homework assignments, tests, and projects. If they suspect their child is overwhelmed with excessive homework or that assignments are not appropriately challenging, they should know how to discuss these concerns with teachers or school administrators.

  • Promoting a Positive Learning Environment: Parents play a crucial role in fostering a positive learning environment for their child. This includes addressing issues related to school culture, student behaviour, and teacher-student interactions.

Costs vary but begins at £450.

This is a one-day or half-day training event on-site depending on needs. 

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