The Four Pillars of Parental Engagement

This course will be online:-

  • Justin & Karen are presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides and activities
  • Opportunities for delegate questions and comments
  • A copy of the slides will be made available after the course, along with further materials

This is a one day course split over two days, sessions will be 4pm to 6:30pm on Tuesday 1st and Tuesday 8th February 2022.

Learning outcomes

Attendees will:

  • Understand the potential for school improvement and pupils being at their best as a result of taking a planned and sustained approach to building strong relationships with parents
  • How to establish where they are and where they want to in terms of parental engagement, as a school
  • The key areas to focus on and potential actions to take to close gaps to achieve parental engagement outcomes

Learning modules

Module 1

  • The parental engagement opportunity for school improvement
  • Acknowledging what gets in the way
  • Understanding where you are in your parental engagement journey
  • Establishing the relationship you want to have with parents, with a clear why
  • Discovering the four pillars that drive engagement
  • Quick quiz – what we’ve learned today
  • Q&A session

Module 2

[Attendees are asked to submit some of the challenges they face related to the four pillars prior to the session]

  • Using the four pillars to assess where you are with parental engagement
  • Identifying actions that target the pillars that will drive school improvement
  • Monitoring progress, recognising success and continually improving
  • Quick quiz – what we’ve learned today
  • Q&A session

Presenter Profiles

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A highly experienced communication expert, Karen Dempster is co-founder of Fit2Communicate, a Fellow of the Institute of Internal Communications and a certified DISC personality profile practitioner. She is passionate about raising the standard of communication in all schools in order to support better student outcomes. Prior to 2015, Karen spent 20 years in marketing and communication roles. She is also a professional photographer and lives in Surrey with her husband, son and collection of pets.

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Justin Robbins co-founded Fit2Communicate in 2015 and is an experienced communication expert, a Fellow of the Institute of Internal Communications and a certified DISC personality profile practitioner. Prior to 2015, Justin spent 15 years working in corporate communications around the globe ' and he is passionate about making a difference for future generations, primarily through helping schools to communicate. Justin is also a British Triathlon level 3 coach and lives in Wiltshire with his wife, two children and chocolate Labrador.

Cost: £250 per delegate; £299 for 2 teachers from the same school booking on this course

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