Improving the quality and effectiveness of relationships with families is a key concern for all those working in education. Here, Rita Cheminais provides an evaluation framework that will enable practitioners to review current practice, and further enhance and develop their partnership working with families.
Six key themes of family partnership working are explored:
- ethos, vision and policy
- leadership, management and co-ordination
- communication and information sharing
- partnership in practice
- early intervention
Guidance on auditing your own work and action planning is included, and the book provides a range of practical resources which are available to download from the SAGE website. This a vital handbook for those working with the Birth to 19 age range in Children's Centres, primary and secondary schools, special schools, academies, Pupil Referral Units and Further Education colleges.
Rita Cheminais is a leading expert in the fields of special educational needs (SEN), nationally and internationally. With a background as a teacher, a SEN Co-ordinator, an OFSTED inspector, a General, Senior and Principal Adviser in SEN and Inclusion, as a School Improvement Officer, and as a Freelance Education Consultant, Rita has thirty seven years of practical experience. She is a prolific writer and respected author of journal articles and books in the areas of SEN, inclusion, Every Child Matters, Pupil Voice, and Partnership Working with Families and Multi-agencies. Rita speaks regularly at national conferences on these topics.
The Context and Concept of Family Partnership Working How to Achieve Effective Family Partnership Working Auditing Family Partnership Working and Action-Planning Building a Family Partnership Working Portfolio of Evidence Monitoring, Evaluating and Assessing Family Partnership Working Communicating with Families Appendix - Model Resources PowerPoint Presentation of the Family Partnership Award Self-Review Process Family Partnership Policy Family Partnership Coordinator Job Description Family Partnership Working Survey Annual Family Questionnaire Family Partnership Award Good Practice Case Study Template