• 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.
  • Headteacher's welcome presentation to parents Whether you're a new headteacher or an existing head welcoming new parents, find out what to include in your welcome presentation and get advice on other ways you can introduce yourself to parents and pupils.
  • How to make your holiday celebrations inclusive Find out how to include pupils from all religious backgrounds, whichever holidays or festivals you're celebrating. Our tips will help you be respectful of other traditions and avoid conflict with parents.
  • Parental engagement: guidance and examples UpdatedTake a look at practical strategies to engage parents with their child's learning and your school community, including examples from different schools and a trust.
  • Relationships and sex education (RSE): consultation toolkit The current RSE requirements fully come into force from 1 September 2021. If you're updating your curriculum or policy, and need to carry out consultations with parents, pupils or staff, we have tips and resources to help you get it done - either in person or remotely.
  • RSE: handling objections from parents Your school's RSE requirements are a sensitive subject, so you might have to field objections from parents. Learn about the most common ones and how to handle them.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • How to run a virtual parents' evening If you want to give a virtual parents' evening a try, follow our advice to make sure your event runs smoothly. Plus, see examples from schools that have already hosted one.
  • Making parents' evening more inclusive Get maximum engagement from your school community by making parents' evening accessible and inclusive. Download and share our parents' questions form and understand your responsibilities to make reasonable adjustments.
  • Parent consultation evenings: requirements You need to provide at least 1 opportunity per year for parents to discuss pupil progress with a teacher. Get guidance on how you might do this.
  • Pupil reports to parents: checklist and templates Use our checklist to make sure your annual reports meet statutory requirements, and see what extra information you need to include at the end of KS1 and KS2. Download our templates and adapt them to suit your needs.
  • Supporting teachers at parents' evening Reduce the stress around parents’ evenings with expert advice on planning and running the event. Download and share our top tips on effective parent/teacher conversations and a talking points template to help staff scaffold effective discussions.
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