Key Points
  • The value of trust, relationships and positive partnerships to support children's learning
  • Measuring trust and relationships within your school
  • Techniques to build a relationship culture and securing whole school buy-in
  • Top tips to make the school environment and its communications welcoming and inviting
  • Strategies to overcome potential barriers to effective collaboration and positive relationships
  • Engaging with disengaged, anxious or 'difficult' parents and carers


Overview
How can schools build trust and positive relationships with parents and carers, particularly disengaged parents and carers, to support children's learning to enable all children to thrive?

This workshop will help school senior and middle leaders and those responsible for parental engagement and home/school partnerships overcome potential barriers to an effective and supportive relationship between home and school.

You will hear case studies from three headteachers from early years, primary and secondary on how to develop trust, gain respect and foster empathy to build and strengthen positive parent-school partnerships.

By placing relationships at the heart of the school ethos, workshop leader and 'headteacher of The Spinney Primary School, Rae Snape will discuss how she has led her school to better behaviour and academic outcomes by creating a context in which those relationships thrive.

Lil Newton, Headteacher of Highfields Nursery School and Children's Centre will share her experiences of relational practice in the early years; how supporting secure attachments builds resilience for later educational success.

Craig D'Cunha, Principal of Chantry Academy will discuss the work his school has been doing to ensure parents feel embraced by the school, trust the school and feel that the school is working for the benefit of their child.

This workshop will explore:

  • The value of trust, relationships and positive partnerships to support children's learning
  • Measuring trust and relationships within your school
  • Techniques to build a relationship culture and securing whole school buy-in
  • Top tips to make the school environment and its communications welcoming and inviting
  • Strategies to overcome potential barriers to effective collaboration and positive relationships
  • Engaging with disengaged, anxious or ‘difficult’ parents and carers


About your workshop leader

Rae Snape, Headteacher, The Spinney Primary School, National Leader of Education, Member of the DfE's Primary Headteacher Reference Group. Rae Snape, Headteacher, The Spinney Primary School, National Leader of Education, Member of the DfE's Primary Headteacher Reference Group

Rae has been the headteacher of The Spinney Primary School, Cambridge since 2007 and is a National Leader of Education.

The Spinney is a happy, welcoming, creative and OfSTED “outstanding” primary school. In September 2014, The Spinney was designated a National Teaching School and is the lead school of The Kite Teaching School Alliance, Cambridge. Rachel loves the diversity of working in her many roles: with the learning community of her own school, with colleagues and the Local Authority as part of the Cambridgeshire School Improvement Board and as a member of the DFE’s Primary Headteacher Reference Group.

Rae is a positive and creative leader who is passionate about the transformative power of arts and culture. Her optimistic outlook and innovative style is built on a strong belief in the importance of connection.

You can find Rae on Twitter here @RaeSnape.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Registration

 

09:00 - 09:45
Introduction

 
  • The value of trust, relationships and positive partnerships to support children's learning
  • Developing trust, respect and empathy
  • Fostering and nurturing a supportive home-school relationship

Speakers

Rae Snape Headteacher, The Spinney Primary School, National Leader of Education, Member of the DfE's Primary Headteachers' Reference Group

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09:45 - 10:30
Early Years Case Study - Highfields Nursery School and Children's Centre

 
Lil Newton, Headteacher, Highfields Nursery School and Children's Centre, Lead School and Ipswich Research School, and West Ipswich Teaching School will share her experiences of relational practice in the early years; how supporting secure attachments builds resilience for later educational success and how their approach to helping parents become interested in their children as learners has supported strong outcomes. 

Speakers

Lil Newton Headteacher, Highfields Nursery School and Children's Centre

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10:30 - 10:50
Coffee

 

10:50 - 11:35
Primary School Case Study - The Spinney Primary School

 
By placing relationships at the heart of the school ethos, headteacher Rae Snape will discuss how she has led her school to better behaviour and academic outcomes by creating a context in which those relationships thrive.

Speakers

Rae Snape Headteacher, The Spinney Primary School, National Leader of Education, Member of the DfE's Primary Headteachers' Reference Group

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11:35 - 12:20
Secondary School Case Study - Chantry Academy

 
Hear from the principal of Chantry Academy, a secondary school based in Ipswich, on the success and experiences they've had with building trust and relationships with parents.

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Craig D'Cunha Principal, Chantry Academy

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12:20 - 13:00
Summary

 

Speakers

Rae Snape Headteacher, The Spinney Primary School, National Leader of Education, Member of the DfE's Primary Headteachers' Reference Group

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13:00 - 13:00
Close

 

End

Speakers

Craig D'Cunha Principal, Chantry Academy

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Lil Newton Headteacher, Highfields Nursery School and Children's Centre

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Rae Snape Headteacher, The Spinney Primary School, National Leader of Education, Member of the DfE's Primary Headteachers' Reference Group

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Venue details

Zone 1 Central London


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