1st September 2020

This is an online training - access to the online platform will be granted on the above date and you will have access for 6 months from this date


Online (joining instructions will be shared with registrants close to the event)
Online Training Programme - 4 hours learning content
4 hours video content




School Licence - Unlimited Delegates

Places available

About this course

Upon purchasing the programme, you will receive a confirmation email. Please note access to the training will be granted once payment is received. On the above date you will receive an email with joining instructions. Access to the online training is granted for 6 months from the course date you purchased.

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Course Overview

There are four 1-hour units which can be completed in your own time. Each unit is made up of high quality and evidence-based audio, video, and written presentation materials, with exercise and actions for you to complete to enhance your learning. Each licence also includes the opportunity for one member of your organisation to join a live follow up webinar to discuss the course material and reflect on learning with our course tutors.

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.

Unit 1: What is parental and carer engagement and what are the benefits?

Unit 2: What are some of the barriers that may impact upon parental and carer engagement?

Unit 3: Case Studies

Unit 4: Top tips for engaging parents and carers

Who is this training suitable for?

Our training modules are suitable for anyone working with children and young people in a secondary school, college or community setting and could include:

  • School leaders
  • Teachers and staff in schools and colleges
  • SEN/Designated Mental Health Leads
  • Learning mentors
  • PSHE leads

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

Should you have any questions, please email school.training@annafreud.org to discuss your requirements.