In this webinar, we will be asking the question, "Do you really engage your parents?” and our expert panel will discuss and answer questions around:
- Why parental engagement is important
- What are the challenges with engaging parents and how to overcome them
- Best methods for communication – what are the right channels, formats and times to engage parents
- Strategies, tactics, and solutions to improve parental engagement.
Ryan Pummell – Community Engagement Specialist & School Governor
Ryan has worked with schools and trusts for the last five years, helping them better engage with their parents and communities through creative websites and communication technology. As a parent of two young children and Vice Chair of Governors and SEND Link Governor for Hampton Lakes Primary School, Ryan has first-hand experience of the challenges and barriers to effective engagement.
Andrew Sharp - Executive Head Teacher at Allenton Community Primary School and Pear Tree Community Junior School
Andrew Sharp has spent over 20 years in primary education. He has worked in a variety of schools as a leader across Nottingham and Derby. As Head Teacher, he has overseen the rapid improvement of two schools in areas of high economic disadvantage, including gaining a 'good' judgement in a school described as stuck (never having a good judgement) by the DfE. He is currently a Partnership Lead and Executive Head Teacher with Transform Trust. He has a particular interest in the impact of successful parental engagement.
Adrian Burt - Founder, MarvellousMe Parental Engagement App
Adrian has worked in education for nearly 20 years. A parent of two children, he is passionate about all children being happy, motivated and successful at school, and equipped with life-long learning skills. His frustrations with traditional school communications inspired him to create MarvellousMe, to improve outcomes through more positive parent engagement.