Collaborating with the Community

Forging links between the school, parents and the wider community is a fantastic way to create a sense of connection and of belonging for families. Collaborating with the community involves Parent Councils, schools and teachers identifying and using resources and services from the community to help support the school community and children and young people's learning.

Tips for schools, teachers and parent groups to encourage working with the community

For example, schools, teachers and parent groups can

  • provide families with information on community activities
  • work with local businesses, faith-based or other community organisations on programmes to enhance pupil skills
  • organise after-school activities with support from community businesses, agencies or volunteers
  • organise inter-generational events and programmes with local senior citizen groups. 

 

Resources

Advertising and Sponsorship in Schools - Nine Things to Consider

Advertising and Sponsorship in Schools - Nine Things to Consider

Leaflet Members Only

Read More

A Simple Guide to Equality and Fairness

A Simple Guide to Equality and Fairness for Parent Councils and PTAs

Resource Members Only

Read More

What is Partnership Schools Scotland?

Connect's explanation of its fantastic parental engagement in education Partnership Schools Scotland project What is Partnership Schools Scotland?

Leaflet Members Only

Read More

Success Stories

Tesco’s #BagsofHelp Initiative - Meldrum Parents in Partnership

Meldrum Parents in Partnership (MPiP) receive funding from the Tesco’s #Bagsofhelp initiative

Read More

STEM Family Activity Day - St Francis Primary, Glasgow

A family Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths day brings together the whole community

Read More

Bereavement Support Initiative - Meldrum Primary, Aberdeenshire

A parent group looks to the wider community for advice on bereavement

Read More

Pupil Equity Fund - Levenmouth Academy, Buckhaven

Levenmouth Academy consult parents about spending their Pupil Equity Fund

Read More