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Parental Engagement is something all parents, regardless of background, can do and do well. You don’t need a degree or a certificate, you don't have to be in the USA or UK, or any other English speaking country, a  n  d   yo  u   ce   r t a   i n   l y d  o  n   ’ t  h  a   ve   t o   sp  e  n  d   a  n   y m o  n  e   y;  yo  u   j u   st  n  e  e  d   t o   kn  o   w h  o   w . W hether you’re a teacher, a parent, or perhaps both, this website aims to show you how you can help your child or the children you teach, do better at school. No matter where you live, the impact of Parental Engagement is universal.

Pr o f . Ch ar l e s De sf o r g e s c o n t ac t s Ei E, s ayi n g th at t h e f i n d in g s f r o m o u r r e po r t o n Of s t e d ar e ' i mp o r t ant an d s i g ni f i c an t ' an d r e qu e s t s p er mi s s i o n t o c i t e i t i n f o r t h co mi n g Par e n t al En gag e me n t co n f e re n c e .

11 SEPT EM B ER 2013 NEW WEB SIT E L AUNCHED FOLLOW ING REQUESTS FROM READERS, W E ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF THE FIRST OF 2 MORE W EBSITES FOR PARENTS AND SCHOOL S. SEE ' NEW S' IN THE ' HOME' MENU FOR MORE DETAIL S

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ENGAGEMENT IN EDUCATION LTD engage, enthuse, inspire ENSURING THAT YOUR SCHOOL SUCCESSFULLY USES PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT TO NARROW THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP AND MEET OFSTED REQUIREMENTS

“The achievement of working class pupils could be significantly enhanced if we systematically apply all that is known about parental involvement.”

Engage, Enthuse, Inspire

‘The Impact of Parental Involvement, Parental Support and Family Education on Pupil Achievement and Adjustment: A Literature Review.’ Desforges C., with Abouchaar, A., (2003). DfES Research Report 433, ‘Parents who are more involved in their adolescents’ schooling, regardless of parents’ gender or educational level, have offspring who do better in school, irrespective of the child’s gender, ethnicity or family structure’. (Bogenschneider 1999 p.729)

We know from well-established research, the power that Parental Engagement has to raise pupil achievement. The Sutton Trust / Education Endowment Foundation Toolkit (2012), which explores the most effective strategies for raising pupil attainment, estimates that this impact can be as much as 25% in any one academic year.

Traditionally, schools have been willing to leave the development of Parental Engagement to the whim of parents. Information has been sent home, phone calls and visits made. Inevitably, this has led to what at best can be called a luke-warm or haphazard response from parents. The usual pattern of response to this approach has been a spectrum which ranges from those parents who have personal experience of higher education doing their best to support their child’s learning in the home, to those parents who for a number of reasons lack the confidence and skills needed to engage. Ofsted’s new inspection framework makes it quite clear that schools can no longer use the phrase ‘hard-toreach’ as an excuse for not engaging with parents cross the spectrum. Experience tells us that for many parents the ‘hard-to-reach’ label more accurately describes their experience of communicating with their child’s school. Schools need to adopt an effective, integrated strategy that enables meaningful, manageable and sustainable Parental Engagement, enabling impact to be measured against targeted learning outcomes.


ENGAGEMENT IN EDUCATION LTD engage, enthuse, inspire OUR FOUR SIMPLE COST-EFFECTIVE STEPS Step 1 Prior to our full-day introductory visit, we read through reports, policies and other documents that are indicators for your school so that on the day of our visit we have an insight into how your school approaches Parental Engagement. We spend the day talking to school leaders, other members of staff, and naturally some pupils and parents, using our experience to form an independent view of your school’s current approach to Parental Engagement. At the end of the day we discuss our findings with SLT and governors. Step 2 Over the next two weeks we prepare two papers. The first is a written report on your school’s current approach to Parental Engagement, exploring strengths and weaknesses. The second presents a variety of recommendations that allow you to choose a strategy that allows you to develop Parental Engagement in a way that best suits the context of your school. As well as looking at attitudes, systems and practices that act as enablers or barriers to Parental Engagement, we will also include options of how best to utilize your existing MIS and learning platform to Improve Parental Engagement. Options will range from adapting what you already have to a radical redesigning of your school’s approach to Parental Engagement. These documents will be available for you to use within your Ofsted evidence file. Step 3 We return to your school to discuss our report with you in detail and to plan how and when the agreed Interventions will take place. Regardless of the strategy you choose, we will provide for you the training and training materials for governors, staff, pupil and parents. Working together with your SLT we will decide upon success criteria for the interventions and how they can be measured. We will also provide the text for new policies arising from t he intervention and help you amend existing policies that will inevitably by impacted upon. Again, documentation will be provided for your Ofsted evidence file. Step 4 intervention delivery over the specified time to include all training and materials, together with implementation evaluation tools enabling SLT and governors to be kept informed of progress and impact.

COSTS AS THIS OFFER IS TIED TO OUTCOMES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PUPIL PREMIUM, WE ARE OFFERING: ● STEPS 1 & 2 FOR A TOTAL OF £900 ( EQUIVALENT TO THE PUPIL PREMIUM PAYMENT YOUR SCHOOL RECEIVES FOR ONE PUPIL) ● STEPS 3 & 4 FOR A TOTAL OF £900 (SCHOOLS MUST ALREADY HAVE RECEIVED STEPS 1 & 2)


ENGAGEMENT IN EDUCATION LTD engage, enthuse, inspire

Parental Involvement Parents participate in school as: Governors, PTA members, reading partners, mentors etc

Parental Engagement Enabling parents to support their child’s learning in the home.

WHAT CLIENTS HAVE SAID ABOUT OUR SERVICE: “ A fantastic day! Gave me so much to think about and so many ideas to take back to school. The day made me realise that my school has had a very narrow view of this issue – it offers so much more than we thought. I’m inspired about how we can use parental engagement to raise attainment. THANK YOU!” Secondary Head Teacher, Coventry "I’m inspired about how we can use parental engagement to raise attainment. THANK YOU!” Secondary head teacher “Fantastic – my goodness, how ignorant was I about parental engagement! A really informative and useful day.” Seconday head teacher “This course did not meet my expectations. It was much better than I expected!”. Deputy head teacher, Newcastle “ A very stimulating afternoon. Lots to consider and now take forward. Thank you.” Deputy head teacher, Bolton "Really good. This is the first time I have attended one of your courses – colleagues have often said they are high quality and now I agree with them.” Deputy head teacher, Lancashire IT COSTS NOTHING TO TALK. CONTACT US TODAY TO DISCUSS YOUR REQUIREMENTS. Email: alan@engagementineducation.co.uk Tel: 01482 881036 mob: 07506 200 230


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