Engaging parents with EAL: strategiesUse 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.
Headteacher's welcome presentation to parentsWhether 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.
Home-school agreementsYou aren't required to have a home-school agreement. But if you still want one, read this article to see examples from other schools.
Home visits in the EYFSFind out when and how to conduct home visits in the EYFS, with guidance and examples of how schools carry out visits.
How to make your holiday celebrations inclusiveFind 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 strategies: advice and case studiesHow can we engage with reluctant parents? We relay expert advice on building relationships with parents and engaging with those who are harder to reach. You will also find case studies from 5 schools looking at different approaches, and ideas for reaching parents through the local community.
Relationships and sex education: consultation toolkitRequirements for RSE are changing. If you're updating your curriculum or policy and still haven't carried out consultations with parents, pupils or staff, we have tips and resources to help you get it done remotely.
RSE: handling objections from parentsThe new RSE requirements are a sensitive subject and you might have to field objections even after the consultation period has ended. Learn about the most common objections and how to handle them.
Welcome material for parents: EYFSAre there welcome handbooks for parents of children in the EYFS? This article highlights welcome booklets and packs for parents of nursery and reception age children. These explain school routines, the curriculum, and ways in which parents can prepare children for school and support their learning.
Written communication with parentsGet tips on how to communicate with parents in writing. Find out the pros and cons of moving to a paperless method of written communication, and see examples of communication policies and procedures.