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Parental Involvement and Engagement

When parents are involved in their education, children do better on a wide range of measures.

These positive effects include:

  • Better behaviour
  • More confidence and greater self-esteem
  • Higher attendance rates
  • A lower risk of exclusion
  • More enthusiasm about learning
  • Better results

When schools and parents listen to each other and work together, they have a really positive impact on attainment and student well-being. This is why it is so important that schools work in partnership with their parents, from a child’s first days at school right through to when they leave. 

Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising achievement in schools. When parents and teachers work together to improve learning, the gains in achievement are significant.

Do Parents Know they Matter (Harris & Goodall/​University of Warwick 2007)

At St Alban's we love having parents in for a variety of different occasions throughout the year.