Eleanor Coner – Connect (formerly SPTC)
School, family and community partnerships to improve outcomes for children and young people
Parent Council are members of Connect. Lots of FREE resources available.
Partnership schools model… Working together to improve children’s learning.
Parental Engagement should not be a separate SIP priority. It should be part of every priority.
! See Parental Engagement toolkit!
See Joyce Epstein’s work
Parents want REGULAR communication.
Important to use parent friendly speak. Cut out the education jargon.
How can families be involved? 6 types of involvement…
Remember to celebrate parental and family successes
Examples of parenting courses include Food Hygiene, First Aid, Baking. Link to Borders College??
! Importance of TIMELY communication. Parents need to know in advance with plenty of notice.
Get involved – Helping to support your schools session
0131 474 6177