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Overcoming Barriers to Parental Participation

Overcoming Barriers to Parental Participation

This introductory session is brought to you by the Southern Universities Network, following some collaborative work with Parentkind. This online workshop will set you up with the basics your school, college or educational setting needs to build successful parent partnerships, in line with Parentkind’s principles in the Blueprint for Parent-Friendly Schools.

The event will run from 3:00-5:00pm.

(Please note, we require a minimum number of attendees to run these sessions. You will be notified if there is a problem with your booking.)

  • Signposting Information
  • Professional development
  • Increased Knowledge

What will the session cover?

This online interactive session will help you to:

Be given practical tools, techniques and actions that your school, college or educational setting can embed to cultivate an environment that nurtures parental participation

The opportunity to collaborate, discuss and learn with other educational professionals.

Continue professional development in this two hour long workshop.

Who is it for?

This event is suitable for teachers, teaching assistants, senior leadership, pastoral staff, local authority staff within education departments, other staff with responsibility for parental involvement, governors, recruitment and outreach staff, Uni Connect staff, third party organisations working with parents.

Further Information

Parentkind are a national charity working to empower all with parental or educational responsibility to improve the life chances of children, young people and their communities. Parentkind is the 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. . Click link below to find out more.

Parentkind has also produced an evidence-based Blueprint for Parent-Friendly schools – a framework to help reduce existing barriers between home and school. The aim of this is to help your school cultivate a positive and constructive partnerships with parents.

This CPD has achieved certified accreditation status by The CPD Certification Service and can therefore count towards any CPD hours you’re working towards.

There are lots of practical ideas which can be implemented without too much extra workload or cost

Anonymous – Attendee

Presenter Information

These sessions will be delivered by SUN staff who have received training from Parentkind. If you have any questions about this CPD session please contact:

Charlie Forshaw

SUN Project Lead at Arts University Bournemouth