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NPC Conference. June 2014. The impact of parental engagement on children’s development and achievement. Professor Charles Desforges OBE. Overview. What is at stake. What are the key challenges - parents - staff. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
  • NPC Conference June 2014

  • The impact of parental engagement on childrens development and achievementProfessor Charles Desforges OBE

  • Overview What is at stake What are the key challenges - parents - staff What to do leadership basics home learning environment What works

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  • Factors shaping educational outcomes childs characteristics family characteristics parental involvement school quality community peer group family support services

  • Teenage outcomes and socio-economicsPoorest Richest 25% 25%5 GCSE (A* to C inc Ma & Eng) 20% 75% NEET at 17 15% 2%Truant at 14 24% 8%

  • Explaining the link: major factors- parents attitudes and behaviours- material resources- young persons attitudes and behaviours What parents do is more important than who they are

  • Effects of parents/effect of schools achievement parents / school effects age 7 0.29 / 0.05 age 11 0.27 / 0.21 age 16 0.14 / 0.51 from Sacker et al (2002)

  • Factors in parenting warmth consistency authoritative style skill hle

  • Barriers to parental involvement extreme poverty and social chaos substance abuse depression the difficult relationship lack of confidence or knowledge alternative values barriers set up by schools

  • Challenges to modern parenting Changes in: relationships social networks working circumstances childrens power finances

  • Implications for leadership strategy for parent supportanalysisvisionpersonalisationresourcingpartnershipsMER

  • Leadership driven by families matter vision whole school approach proactive outcomes focussed capacity building (capacity = motivation x skill x opportunity)

  • Excellent basics 1 Ofsted (2011) Schools and Parents values: parents as partners training planning evaluation

  • Excellent basics 2 communication : front of house : informationassessment and progressattendance and behaviour consultation complaints

  • Fundamentalhome learning environment

  • Toolkit needed identify parent needs audit current work identify useful initiatives develop action plan evaluation engage with other organisations

  • Good practice in family learning (Ofsted 2009)leadershiptargeting and recruitmentspecifically designed programmesfocus on building confidence communication skills literacy/numeracy

  • Lessons from research (Goodall and Vorhaus: 2011) best programmes train academic and parenting skills best effects: effect size parents helped to read to child 0.18 parents helped to listen to child read 0.51 parents helped to teach specific reading skills 1.15

  • ReferencesAllen, G. (2011) Early Intervention: the next steps (an independent report to HM Government, Jan 2011)Estyn (2009) Good practice in parental involvement Field, F. (2010) The foundation years: preventing poor children becoming poor adults (the report of the independent review on poverty and life chances) (www.frankfield.co.uk) Goodall, J., and Vorhaus, J. (2011) Review of best practice in parental engagement London, DfE, RR DfE-RR156Lexmond, J., Bazalgette, L., and Margo, J (2011) It is time to be honest about what good parenting involves: the home front. Demos (www.demos.co.uk)Ofsted (2011) - Schools and parentswww.c4eo.org.uk www.nationalcollege.org.uk Leadership for parental engagement

  • Charles Desforges

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