Recommendation 1: Critically review how you work with parents.
Recommendation 2: Provide practical strategies to support learning at home.
Recommendation 3: Tailor school communications to encourage positive dialogue about learning.
Recommendation 4: Offer more sustained and intensive support where needed.
Evidence for Learning has produced another Guidance Report Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation which can be used as a guide as you plan to implement changes in your school relating to engaging parents.
Implementation can be described as a series of stages relating to thinking about, preparing for, delivering, and sustaining change. The section Acting on the evidence, suggests a range of strategies that you might find helpful in planning, structuring and delivering a whole‑school approach to improving engagement with parents.
1. Throughout this report, wherever we refer to parents we mean parents and carers, or families, including, for example, grandparents and older siblings when they have significant caring responsibilities for children. We intend parents to be an inclusive term to encompass the significant variation in family structures.
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