Engaging parents

  • Engaging parents with EAL: strategies
    Use our practical strategies to engage effectively with parents who have English as an additional language (EAL). Help them become a part of the school community and provide support for them and their children.
  • EYFS: home visits
    Find out when and how to conduct home visits in the EYFS, with guidance and examples of how schools carry out visits.
  • Get your community on board with your approach to anti-racism
    Not all school communities will be eager to talk about racism and racial justice. Find out how you can encourage resistant members of your community to engage with any anti-racism work you’re doing.
  • How to review your school uniform policy
    Follow these steps to make sure your uniform policy is in line with the DfE's new statutory guidance on uniform costs. Use our cost ready-reckoner, policy audit and consultation guidance to help you develop a policy that works for your school and provides value for money.
  • School uniform
    Use our resources to help you comply with the new statutory guidance on school uniform and make sure you're securing best value for money for parents.
  • Statutory guidance on the cost of school uniform
    The DfE has published new statutory guidance on the cost of school uniform. Find out what this guidance means for your school and what you need to do to comply.
  • Organising a school event: what to consider
    Be confident you've got everything covered so your event runs smoothly. Get up to speed with how to keep on top of health and safety, what you can charge for, any insurance or licences needed, and data protection issues around photos and videos.
  • Parent teacher association (PTA): guidance
    Learn about how to set up a PTA, register it as a charity and see examples of PTA constitutions from primary and secondary schools.
  • 5 tips to reduce your pupil report workload
    See examples of time-saving report-writing strategies from other schools, alongside advice on how to improve your reporting processes to parents.
  • EYFS: how to report to parents
    All early years providers must report to parents at age 2 and at the end of the EYFS. Find out what you need to include in these reports for the progress check at age 2 and the EYFS profile, and use our templates - based on the 2021 EYFS framework - to help you write them.
  • Free your teachers from report-writing frenzy: a case study
    Hazelbury Primary School has replaced traditional end-of-year reports with pupil-authored learning journals. Teachers have better work-life balance, the headteacher saves over 400 hours a year and parents get all the information they need. Here's how you could achieve this too.