Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Connect Family Engagement Academy

    • Welcome to the Connect Family Engagement Academy from Eileen Prior, Executive Director, Connect

  • 2

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

  • 3

    Let's get started!

    • Welcome to Influencing Family Engagement for Improvement

    • About Connect

    • About this course

    • Aims and objectives

    • Family engagement glossary

  • 4

    Exploring the Research on Family Engagement

    • Exploring the research on family engagement - introduction

    • Essential reading on family and parental engagement

    • What is parental engagement or involvement?

    • Family engagement vs involvement

    • Exploring the research on family engagement - recap

  • 5

    Where Policy and Engagement Intersect

    • Where policy and engagement intersect - introduction

    • Key legislative and policy drivers

    • Additional legislative and policy drivers

    • Learning in context: professional learning and practice

    • The moral imperative

    • Where policy and engagement intersect - recap

  • 6

    Exploring Family Engagement in Action

    • Exploring family engagement in action - introduction

    • Current practice reflections

    • Exploring family engagement in action - recap

    • Excellence in headship live webinar 1 - if you can't join the webinar call 07496 131417 and we will try to help

  • 7

    Models for Family Engagement & Exploring Ways Families Can Get Involved

    • Models for family engagement and exploring ways families can get involved - introduction

    • Models for family engagement & Connect's model

    • Ways parents and families can get involved

    • Ways parents and families can get involved - extra examples

    • Models for family engagement and exploring ways families can get involved - recap2

  • 8

    Challenges to Family Engagement

    • Challenges to family engagement - introduction

    • Ways families can get involved - where are the gaps? - where are the challenges?

    • Defining and understanding challenges to engagement

    • Challenges around poverty

    • Challenges to family engagement - recap

  • 9

    Review Current Engagement

    • Review current engagement - introduction

    • The engagement stocktake tool

    • Review current engagement - where are we now?

    • Review current engagement - recap

  • 10

    Action Planning

    • Action planning - introduction

    • Setting priorities for improvement and action planning

    • Action plan template

    • Action Plan examples for Early Years, Primary and Secondary

    • Thinking about evaluation

    • Action planning - recap

  • 11

    Collaborative approaches and problem solving

    • Collaborative approaches and problem solving - introduction

    • Examples of family engagement in action three short film clips

    • Primary School case studies

    • Secondary School case studies

    • Collaborative approaches and problem solving - recap

  • 12

    Live webinar

    • Live webinar 2 - please join using the link in a recent email from training@connect.scot or phone 07496 131417 and we will try to help

  • 13

    Critical reflection & next steps...

    • Implications for settings

    • Here's what's next...

    • More resources and opportunities for you

    • Before you go...

  • 14

    Further resources

    • Engagement Ideas for 1-year action plan - for schools & nurseries

    • Connect's top tips for engaging families - for parent councils

    • Connect's resources for educators & parent councils

    • Encouraging parental engagement - top tips and video from Dr Janet Goodall