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Raising attainment through parental engagement


12/06/2018 09:30






About this event

Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising attainment in schools. This workshop will draw on the latest research showing why parents matter and, through practical activities, help you develop ideas and plan an approach for engaging parents in your own setting.

Key learning:

  • The policies, practice and research that highlight the importance of engaging with parents
  • Insights into parents’ needs and barriers
  • Strategies for engagement
  • Knowledge exchange to help develop new ideas for engaging parents.

Who should attend

This event is aimed at headteachers, deputy headteachers, teaching staff, quality improvement officers, service managers and others involved in education

Facilitator bio

Dr Val Corry is an Education Consultant, former secondary Headteacher, and has over ten years’ experience in senior management roles in schools. She has worked extensively on behalf of Children in Scotland delivering masterclasses in parental engagement. Val is a trained facilitator for Executive Arts Limited, the licensor of the transformational change tools that will be used on the day, and Practice Advisor for International Futures Forum.  The tools have been used by Val to engage with a wide range of educators (teachers and other professionals) from across Scotland and parents. Val also works with the University of Glasgow, delivering leadership programmes including a Post Graduate Middle Leadership and Management course and Into Headship, and delivers bespoke leadership programmes for schools. Val was part of a small group seconded to work with the Scottish Government to give advice on raising attainment, and she has worked with the Scottish Government and Education Scotland as a Professional Advisor with a focus on raising attainment and reducing inequity.

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