This is an opportunity for schools to demonstrate their work with parents and give ideas to colleagues across the county. Good parental relationships will benefit schools by reducing complaints and can lead to improved pupil learning and results when parents are more involved with the school in a positive way.

    By attending the conference, participants will:

    • have an opportunity to hear what other schools in the county are doing to build relationships with parents
    • hear about how their school can benefit by preventing complaints if relationships are good
    • understand how parental engagement can enhance pupils' learning


    Sessions include:


    Governance and Transition Information Sessions supporting parental engagement

    Kathy Dunnett, Senior Governance Adviser, Herts for Learning


    Game changers for parental engagement

    Lisa Davies, Headteacher, Harpenden Academy


    It’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it

    Barry Burningham, Deputy Headteacher, Nobel School, Stevenage


    Parent 2 Parent

    Kate Stockdale, Wellbeing Adviser, Herts for Learning


    Parents as partners - Early Years

    Kirby Dominguez, Early Years Adviser, Herts for Learning


    Responding to parent concerns effectively

    Karin Hutchinson, Lead Wellbeing Adviser, Herts for Learning


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