Key Points
  • Listen to author and university lecturer, Dr Janet Goodall on why parental engagement is the best lever we have for school improvement and narrowing the achievement gap
  • Come and explore how schools can actively engage with parents and communities to support learning in the home
  • Hear a joint case study from the headteachers of Grey Court School and Chessington Community College on the success they've had with engaging parents of pupil premium funded children
Guest of Honour

Dr. Janet Goodall Lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management, Department of Education, University of Bath

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Overview
Workshop leader

  • Dr. Janet Goodall, Lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management, Department of Education, University of Bath

    Joint case study speakers

    • Ash Ali, Headteacher, Chessington Community College
    • Maggie Bailey, Headteacher, Grey Court School

    About this workshop:

    This workshop proposes a radical change to our conception of learning, education and schooling, arguing that parental engagement is the best lever we have for school improvement and narrowing the achievement gap.

    By demonstrating that achievement isn’t only reliant on what happens in school and that what happens out of school is equally important, this workshop will explore how schools can actively engage with parents and communities to support learning in the home.

    Although schools have an integral part to play in this process, parents and society must reconsider their own educational opportunities, regardless of background, and this workshop offers a solid research base and practical suggestions to help do so.

    This workshop will also feature a joint case study from two headteachers of two schools that are achieving real success in this area providing you with lots of tips and pointers to take away.

    About your workshop leader:

    Dr Janet Goodall is a lecturer in educational leadership and management at the University of Bath, UK. Over the last ten years, she has researched and supported parental engagement in children's learning, through work with schools and local authorities.

    She has published widely on the subject, in both academic and popular literature, most recently with "100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Engaging Parents", which is due out in November and "Narrowing the Achievement Gap - Parental Engagement with Children’s Learning" which was published in 2017.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Registration Tea and Coffee

 

09:00 - 10:30
Introduction - Why We Need This Work

 
  • Issues of underachievement
  • Inequity and Social Justice
  • The research base on parental engagement
  • This session will also include time for delegates to discuss ideas and issues

10:30 - 10:45
Tea and Coffee Break

 

10:45 - 11:30
Moving Forward - Practical Ideas

 
  • Barriers to engagement
  • Overcoming barriers - engaging parents

11:30 - 12:00
A Joint School Case Study

 
Hear from the headteachers of Grey Court School and Chessington Community College on the success they've had with engaging parents of pupil premium funded children.

Speakers

Maggie Bailey Headteacher, Grey Court School

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Ash Ali Headteacher, Chessington Community College

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12:00 - 12:30
Summary

 

12:30 - 12:30
Close

 

End

Speakers

Ash Ali Headteacher, Chessington Community College

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Maggie Bailey Headteacher, Grey Court School

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Dr. Janet Goodall Lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management, Department of Education, University of Bath

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