Family Engagement for School Improvement

Family Engagement for School Improvement is a one-day programme considers the evidence currently available around family engagement and explores the purpose and benefits of current practice. Delegates are supported to identify effective methodologies for development of engagement strategies which build capacity and strengthen collaborative working. The key focus is on evaluation of impact, harnessing learning for school improvement and improved outcomes for young people and their families.

This programme is designed for a maximum of 20 delegates and is delivered over a day.

Delegates are asked to complete some preparatory reading and come ready to discuss and reflect. The programme may be delivered as part of a local authority’s leadership development or professional learning programme, and is also regularly organized as an open session for individual delegates.

Full information is available from Connect by emailing training@connect.scot or phoning 0131 474 6199.

Aims and objectives

This programme is designed to support school leaders in understanding and implementing family engagement strategies which are integral to, and will have an impact on, school improvement.

The wider context

This training programme is one part of Connect’s strategy to make parental involvement in Scottish schools as good as it can be. Working with local authorities, schools, professionals and families, we are building a community of interest through a range of activities and partnership work.