Early Years

Parental Engagement Is Good. But What Does It Really Mean?

Campaigning broadly for parental engagement often doesn’t reach the parents you most want to. For these parents, engagement has to be case specific, and involve partnership working at home and at school, explains Maureen Hunt

It is widely accepted that parents are the first and most enduring educators of their child; of course, this isn’t surprising considering that 86 per cent of children’s learning takes place outside of the classroom; parents obviously have a huge role to play.

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