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Parent2Parent® programme for primary and secondary schools

Parent2Parent® is an innovative programme aimed at helping parents and carers to improve the learning experience at home by embedding key teaching and learning behaviours.

The Parent2Parent® programme was launched in 2015 to primary schools and due to it’s success, it is now being offered to secondary schools too. The programme provides a support service to schools, enabling parents and carers to gain confidence and new skills that will actively support learning at home. This new, education focused support programme helps schools and parents to gain the skills they need to engage positively with their children and teenagers at home to enhance their learning and, in turn, improve overall results at school.Parent to Parent

Since launching in primary schools, the feedback to the programme has been extremely positive from parents/carers, young people, school staff and headteachers. The programme adopts a module approach, with each module focused on a different learning technique. The programme comprises six practical modules, which are delivered to parents in schools by a Parent2Parent® lead.

Parent2Parent® can be offered within an individual school or to a cluster/group of schools. Once parents have completed the programme, they are able to apply to become Parent2Parent® leads themselves, so they can deliver the programme to other parents in their school or a cluster of schools in their area.

Parent2Parent® isParent2Parent® is not
Collaborative– it helps parents/carers understand
the foundations of child teenager development and the approaches used by schools.
A parenting course – and is not designed to challenge or promote any parenting styles.
Practical – it draws on real life experiences, providing
opportunities for parents/carers to explore activities which they can use in the home
Exclusive – it has not been developed exclusively for parents/carers of children teenagers with difficulties. It is a universal programme, which has an impact on children and teenagers from all backgrounds and all walks of life.
Theory based– modules are built on relevant
educational theory and research, illustrated through discussions and a range of activities
Curriculum and homework – it is not focused on the curriculum and homework, but on generic learning themes such as how minds work, how confidence affects  learning, and how to model and build
positive relationships.
Topical – its content addresses current hot topics, such as resilience, independent learning and aspiration buildingDivisive – the programme is intended to promote greater understanding and collaboration between home and school.
Thought provoking – the
model encourages parents/carers to reflect on their own beliefs and learn  ways of enhancing their child teenager's educational outcomes.
Academic – parents/carers do not require any academic qualifications to participate, they just need to be  interested and motivated to support their child teenager to become the best learner they can be


The cost of one Parent2Parent® programme, consisting of six modules and delivered to a school/cluster of schools, is £1,235.

The cost of training a parent/carer to become a Parent2Parent® lead, including all training and resources to run the programme for up to two leveles is £1,235.  All Parent2Parent® costs can be met through Pupil Premium funding where appropriate.

Parent2Parent® is a long‑term investment for schools. Schools participating in Parent2Parent® can apply for Investor in Parents status.

The following information provides a flavour of some of the course content for parents and carers:

  • exploring the human brain and what helps or hinders a teenager learning
  • developing effective ways of communicating
  • developing intelligence by exploring the hard work and effort required to help a teenager’s brain to develop
  • understanding how confidence affects learning
  • realising the importance of having a go and learning from mistakes
  • building resilience and the ability to bounce back during difficult times
  • learning about emotional intelligence and understanding feelings
  • developing ways to enhance a child/teenager's capacity to think smarter and progress further
  • developing a growth mindset
  • supporting a child/teenager to think about open-ended questions

If you are interested in finding out more about Parent2Parent® or to book a programme at your school please contact the Parent2Parent® team at or call 014389 845111.

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Parent2Parent® team
Phone: 01438 845111