Working Together: Parents and Carers as Partners

Aimed at: Senior leaders

Date: Tuesday 8th October 2024

Time: 08:30-12:00 – followed by lunch and networking

Venue: IJʿ training hub, Pyramus House, Roman Way, Grange Park, Northampton, NN4 5EA

Cost: £65 per person – early bird special offer

Course overview

Calling all Senior Leaders!

Are you finding home-school relationships becoming more and more challenging?

Are you struggling to get parents to engage and support your culture?

Are you wanting to improve your skills in having difficult conversations with parents?

With the latest evidence suggesting that there is a decrease in teachers’ confidence in dealing with parents and an increase in reports of abuse of school staff by parents (Teacher Tapp – Feb 2024) join us for this invaluable opportunity to focus on building effective partnerships between schools and parents/carers, which will enhance the educational experience and outcomes for children. During this session we will:

  • Explore how to create a ‘Relationship Policy’ which will establish the foundational values, roles, expectations, communication strategies and behaviours necessary to build trusting and productive partnerships with parents and carers.
  • Look at the practicalities of implementation planning, leveraging the latest guidance from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). With a focus on parental partnership, participants will learn to integrate this guidance into staff induction processes, CPD and the creation of a parent partnership handbook.
  • Look at the importance of weaving parental engagement into the curriculum and broader educational outcomes.
  • Provide you with the confidence and tools you need to be better prepared to handle tricky conversations, how these might be best structured and look at some scripts to handle sensitive topics and discuss difficult situations.

Faciliator profile

Hannah Hall is an experienced School Improvement Consultant, Coach and Trainer. She is a trainer within the ‘When the Adults Change’ training team, working closely with Paul Dix and specialising in Behaviour, SEMH & SEND. Hannah works nationally and internationally supporting Schools (early years to FE, & Special/AP settings), Local Authorities & Trusts in reviewing, implementing, and developing cultural change, policy, systems and provision.

Having been in Education for 20 years, Hannah has worked at Local Authority Consultancy level for the National Strategies, as an Adviser for Achievement For All, as Senior Leader in several schools, and as Acting Principal at an Alternative Provision in the centre of Birmingham. She has ‘walked the walk’ on all she delivers and has certainly used the many mistakes she has made as learning points in her career! 

Alongside this Hannah is an Evidence Lead in Education for the EEF & Staffordshire Research School, is an Adviser & Verifier for the SEND & Inclusion Award & Leading Parent Partnership Award. She also delivers training & consultancy on Attachment, Trauma & therapeutic provision, is an Emotion Coach licensee, Thrive Practitioner, MITA/MPTA licensee, Mental Health First Aider & qualified Life Coach.

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