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100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Engaging Parents

Based on extensive research and practical experience, 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Engaging Parents presents ideas for supporting the most effective forms of parental engagement in secondary schools.

Engaging parents in their children’s learning is the best lever we have to raise achievement in schools and parental support is essential to help students progress throughout their secondary education. Written by two of the leading experts in the field, this book explains why it is so essential to get parents on board and how this can be done efficiently and effectively by all school staff.

Tackling common issues such as homework, exams and transition, Janet Goodall and Kathryn Weston provide evidence-based ideas that can be implemented quickly and easily by all secondary teachers and school leaders, including form tutors and heads of year.

‘Parental engagement is the key to unlocking the true potential of all students. This book offers accessible and research-based methods to help teachers embed this in their classroom practice.’

–  Ross Morrison McGill, @TeacherToolkit


About the Authors:

Dr Janet Goodall is a lecturer in educational leadership and management at the University of Bath. Over the last ten years, she has researched and supported parental engagement in children’s learning through work with schools and local authorities. She has published widely on the subject in both academic and popular literature.

Dr Kathryn Weston is an educational consultant specialising in the area of parental engagement in children’s learning. She has been a research fellow in education since 2007 and is currently a visiting lecturer at the School of Education, University of Hertfordshire. She delivers talks across the UK to parents where she shares evidence-based tips that are both practical and easily applied. She hosts a weekly radio show on all matters related to parenting, education and family life and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. See:

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