Exploring the importance of parental engagement for schools
What is parental engagement?
The definition of parental engagement in schools is: parents and school staff working together to support and improve the learning, development, and health of children and adolescents.
Parental involvement in education can have many positive effects on a child’s learning and wellbeing, with parental support being instrumental in developing children’s skills and confidence. Studies have shown a clear correlation between parental engagement and children achieving their potential.
What role do schools play in parental engagement?
Parental engagement needs to be orchestrated by the school, giving parents an opportunity to raise any issues or concerns they have with the school or indeed their child. The school has a responsibility to communicate with these parents and implement changes which ultimately help improve their child’s performance. But in a world where the opportunity to communicate is bigger than ever, there are still so many barriers and issues to overcome, which a parental engagement strategy works to overcome.
Schools have seen many benefits by implementing parental engagement strategies, including:
If you’re looking to improve your own parental engagement strategy, read our 10 steps to improve parental involvement in schools. The ten steps overview everything you need to do to create a strategy, roll it out to the whole school, involve parents, get feedback and measure results.
This eBook provides readers with an overview of the academic findings, as well as taking a practical approach to implementing a parental engagement strategy.
This eBook contains:
A detailed 10 step guide on how you can effectively implement a parental engagement strategy within your school.
A summary of the academic research and findings on the benefits of parental engagement.
Best practice examples of parental engagement.
A breakdown of the best engagement technology solutions for schools.