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CPD · Overcoming Barriers to Parental Participation

Free Online CPD for educational practitioners

The Southern Universities Network is delighted to collaborate with Parentkind, who will deliver this informative and important session, to enable educators to cultivate an environment that nurtures parental involvement in all areas of their child’s eduation.


Thursday 13 May 2021, 3.30pm – 5:30pm (online)

who is it for?

Educational practitioners in schools and colleges including teaching staff, careers advisers, SLT, pastoral support staff and governors.

what will it cover?

This two-hour online training session will be delivered by Parentkind who will draw on their extensive parent research and Ofsted supported Blueprint.

Senior leaders, teachers and educational professionals will be given practical tools and actions that can be used to cultivate an environment that nurtures parental involvement in all areas of their child’s education.

Sign up info

The session will be hosted on Zoom and will run from 15:30 – 17:30. Joining instructions will be shared closer to the time. There are 30 places available and so we will be allocating one place per school/college interested in attending.

As a national charity, Parentkind give those with a parenting role a voice in education. They invest substantial resources in representing parent views on their child’s learning to local, regional and national governments and agencies because evidence demonstrates parental participation in education benefits all children in all schools and society as a whole.

Parentkind is the largest network of PTA fundraisers in the UK. They bring specialist fundraising support and advice to parent volunteers so that every school can benefit from a successful PTA. 13,000 PTA members raise over £120+ million per year, placing them alongside some of the largest charities in the UK.

Please click here to contact Helena Kelsey if you have any questions