February 16, 2017 by Terry Freedman

Making your school website the go-to place for parents

How and why

How do you encourage parents to visit the school’s website, and why should you even want to?

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Filed Under: parental engagement,

February 09, 2017 by Terry Freedman

The Importance of Being There

Woody Allen famously observed that 80 percent of success is showing up. He was referring to the process of being selected for an acting part in a film, but it’s broadly true in life in general, and certainly school in particular.

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Filed Under: parental engagement,, child safety

February 01, 2017 by Terry Freedman

Keeping Kids Safe

 

One of the events that should be in every school’s calendar is Safer Internet Day, which this year falls on 7th February. Intended to promote awareness and discussion of how to keep youngsters safe online, it involves classroom activities and discussions, and can be quite exciting, especially for younger children.

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Filed Under: parental engagement,, child safety, Social media

July 23, 2016 by Jocy Levy

The power of the parent voice!

As schools face more changes, with increasing pressures and demands and tighter budgets, it’s extremely important for school leaders to engage effectively with parents and other stakeholders to build a cohesive network of support.

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July 12, 2016 by Jocy Levy

Involving parents in their children’s education improves achievement

  

Christina Preston, founder of the MirandaNet Fellowship,   guest blogs today, exploring how involving parents in their children’s   education improves their school attainment. Christina is an Education Researcher and Professor, focusing on using ICT and digital innovations to enrich both teaching and learning.

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May 17, 2016 by Jocy Levy

Building a strong parent-child relationship: what can schools do to help?

According to extensive research carried out by Professor John Hattie, the world’s most influential education academic, “When pursued consistently throughout a child’s development, parental engagement could amount to the equivalent of an additional two to three years’ schooling for a child, adding massively to their overall achievement.” So, how can schools foster strong interactions and links with parents, to ensure that the learning experience is a fully developed one for every child?

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Filed Under: parental engagement,

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