About this course

The course is suitable for all staff from both a Primary and Secondary School setting, including those who would like to further develop their engagement policy in school, or who have an extended role relating to family support, inclusion and behaviour management. This course is designed to support school staff to improve parent/carer engagement within an educational setting. You will find guides to good practice that will help develop effective partnerships with parents/carers to engage with their child’s learning and wellbeing within the school community.

 Key learning outcomes

  • Understand the meaning of parental engagement and the challenges that this can involve
  • Explore which factors are important in developing positive relationships and engagement with parents and carers
  • Learn how to implement a framework to improve parental engagement
  • Develop practical strategies to improve the engagement of all parents and carers
  • Signposting to trusted mental health and wellbeing resources and sources of support

All of our training modules can be tailored to meet your exact needs and are suitable for any staff member working with children and young people in a school, college or community setting. 


Book a bespoke consultation and in-depth discussion on developing a whole school approach to mental health and well-being with one of our experts. Our training team can work alongside school Leadership teams to design and deliver bespoke training specific to your school community.


We can offer tailored live workshops with discussion and group activities for upskilling staff, developing awareness, and sharing best practice within your setting. This could include:

  • One off twilight sessions
  • Multiple sessions ran over a course of a term or half term
  • Sessions for multiple schools or academy trusts

Get in touch to see how we can help

Make an enquiry here.


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