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
The single most common factor for children who develop resilience is having at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive parent, caregiver, or other adult. Tony Clifford explains how teachers can use attachment theory to help Looked After Children cope with the stress of their experience.
The parents of disadvantaged children are the most difficult to engage but they must always be the priority! Caroline Kelly explains how the approach the issue in a large primary school in the Midlands.
Communicating with parents of disadvantaged children can be an ongoing challenge. Carolyn Kelly, Deputy Head Teacher shares ways to connect.
One in three children leave primary school with a reading level that is below national expectations, with profound consequences for both the child and society. It doesn’t have to be this way, argues Jonathan Douglas.