Parents are taking an active role in their children’s learning. With schools potentially reopening in coming weeks, how can educators tap into this engagement and develop positive and effective long-term relationships with parents?
The Positive Parental Engagement short online course will provide educators with best practical guidance for involving and engaging parents and guardians in their child’s education.
The course will discuss what parental engagement is, strategies and processes your school can implement, and the barriers to parental involvement from academic expectations to mental health and home problems.
How does it work?
The fully online course is delivered via our specialist learning platform – each module consists of training videos, written materials, downloadable templates, examples and tools, and a test at the end to check your learning.
Designed for flexible learning it means you can work at your own pace and in your own time, and with a year’s access you can keep going back to refresh your knowledge.
We estimate 2-4 hours learning time for each module depending on time taken reading and note-taking.
Who is this course for?
Headteacher’s, Attendance Officers, School Business Managers, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, School Office Managers
This course will be launching in June!
Learning objectives for this training
Module 1: Best practice strategies to improve parental engagement
- Why parental engagement is important
- Managing realistic parental expectations and maintaining correct teacher-parent boundaries
- How to consistently maintain engagement
Module 2: Barriers to parental involvement
- How mental health impacts parental engagement
- Facilitating positive parental support for high academic achievement
- When worse-case and harmful scenario’s that are affecting children’s education
- Module 1:
Best practice strategies to improve parental engagement
- What is parental engagement and why is it so important?
- Flexible approaches and programmes for staff and pupils
- Making school a positive and welcoming environment
- Managing parental expectations and maintaining boundaries
- Proving practical support and guidance
- Maintaining engagement
- Module 2:
Barriers to parental involvement
- What are the most common barriers to parental engagement
- Parental engagement and mental health
- Managing parental pressure and high academic expectations
- Building a positive relationship with parents and wider community
- Best practice interventions and their impact