Feedback from Connect's Professional Learning Modules

Read the fantastic feedback from our Professional Learning modules below - and book your place now!

Engaging Families in Children’s Education

  • I thoroughly enjoyed the selection of activities, pace of sessions and content 
  • Materials are high quality – I liked the benchmarking and discussion about how to apply this
  • Excellent ideas and discussions.  Issued with some very useful handouts that will assist in future planning to engage parents
  • Really useful and worthwhile course, thank you
  • Really valuable experience which will allow me to help my school evaluate their current practices with families and make adjustments
  • This is the most focussed time I have spent on parental engagement
  • Thank you – really useful time to think and plan next steps to improve Parental Engagement and Parental Involvement
  • Top tips for engaging families
  • Great opportunity to share practice across the campus
  • Useful opportunities to network, share ideas and professionally reflect on how to improve parental engagement at school level but also across authorities
  • Excellent and appropriate resources to promote professional learning
  • Excellent presenter, materials and support package
  • Pre-course reading, action plan, templates and guidance were very helpful. I will be using these with the six types of engagement as we move forward
  • Lots of super ideas for engaging families and making the collaboration with parents purposeful for learning


Family Engagement for Improvement

  • Everything about today’s session will help me plan for the future of a potential Parent Council for my early years establishment and how this will look
  • Raised my awareness of this subject
  • Useful tools to support self evaluation and planning for improvement
  • Useful tools for reflecting on current practice
  • Useful opportunity to reflect, hear from colleagues and complete the Engagement Stocktake
  • I will start to make changes that will have a positive impact on children/staff/parents
  • Enjoyed professional dialogues with colleagues facing similar issues
  • Going home with some good ideas 
  • The resources (stocktake and evaluation of drivers) will be really useful tools to identify areas for improvements and to implement a plan of action
  • Great ideas – will definitely take back to school to shape family learning strategy
  • The session and resources have given me a starting place and structure for how I can measure impact.  I now have lots of ideas about approaches the school can take to parental engagement


Evaluation – Assessing the Impact of Family Engagement

  • The Evaluation toolkit is easy to use and understand – just what we need!
  • It was useful to practise evaluation with real life experiences
  • Thank you for a thought-provoking, engaging and really useful session.  I will certainly think more about evaluating Parental Engagement and Parental Involvement at the planning stage
  • Practical ideas focussed around great professional dialogue.  Great to have space to think and reflect
  • It was useful to share ideas and experiences with other professionals
  • Excellent ideas to use in assessing parental engagement
  • Excellent discussion with the group