Engaging parents

  • How can you best engage all parents/guardians in your school to the benefit of their child and to the whole school?
  • Do all your staff know how to engage parents as key partners in the learning process to capitalise on the contributions they can bring?

Learn from this issue of Lead&Learn how to ensure your school is making full and best use of parents/guardians to the benefit of all. This includes creating a welcoming environment for parents, involving the hard to reach, using their expertise to enhance your curriculum, and ensuring their involvement is planned for in all teaching and learning.

Whether you are looking to make some minor improvements or carry out a radical overhaul of your approach to engaging parents, then this guide is here to help.

Engaging Parents in Learning

Covering two key aspects of parental engagement: building good relationships and creating forums for parental engagement – learn from the articles, and make use of the tools, provided in each of these sections to make whole-school improvements to involving parents in the life and work of your school.


… offering you practical advice, guidance, and expert insight to show you new and effective ways to improve how you engage parents to help improve the progress, and enjoyment, their child experiences in your school


… to assess how well your school is engaging parents – to then build further on what works well as well as plan action to improve on aspects that need more work


Building good relationships

Building good relations with parents Right policies for working with parents

Overcoming poor parental engagement Engaging ‘hard-to-reach’ parents

Relationship-building: achieving effective parent-school links Assessing your systems and procedures


Forums for parental engagement

Forms of engagement: involving all parents in school life Involving parents as powerful partners in learning

Evaluating and progressing parental engagement Tackling parental engagement from all angles

Assessing your work in engaging parents Parents as co-partners in their child’s learning

Buy this guide today to tap into a rich seam of new strategies, improvement tools, and innovative approaches to ensure you are capitalising in full on what parents/guardians can bring to all areas of school life

Buy now: 

Lead&Learn: Engaging parents 


pp: 28 A4

Format: ebook – PDF

ISBN: 978-1-913503-14-7

Includes separate PDFs of the tools for you to print for your own use

Publisher: Inspiration in Education, 2020


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