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Raising attainment through parental engagement


03/11/2017 09:30






Curriculum for Excellence

About this event

Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising attainment in schools. Using this as a backdrop, this training event will seek to give delegates the latest research on why parents matter, and the tools to effectively plan approaches to engaging parents in order to improve educational attainment for children and young people.

This training event will:

  • draw on policy, practice and research to highlight the importance of engaging with parents
  • give delegates an insight into understanding parents’ needs and barriers
  • address different strategies for engagement
  • facilitate knowledge exchange in relation to parental engagement, and develop new ideas through a range of activities

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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