Parental engagement with children's learning is the best lever we have to raise achievement in schools. However, there is a gap between what is known from the research and actual practice at the chalkface in schools. Parents are still often seen as 'helping' the school, rather than having a direct role in their children's learning. Bringing together one of the main researchers in the field and an educational consultant, this book utilises their experience to present 100 evidence-based ideas to help primary teachers engage parents in their children's learning.
100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Engaging Parents presents ideas for supporting the most effective forms of parental engagement, which are grounded in both the literature in the field and practical experience of working with schools and families. This book offers a clear, concise and easy-to-use format that takes into account how busy schools and teachers truly are!
Dr Janet Goodall is a lecturer in educational leadership and management at the University of Bath. She supports parental engagement in children's learning through research and work with schools. Dr Kathryn Weston is a motivational speaker in the area of parenting, education and family life. She delivers talks to parents across the UK and trains educators on all aspects of home-school partnerships. She is a visiting lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. See: www.drkathyweston.com.