Encouraging parent and carer involvement at transition to secondary school: exploring a novel school-based programme in three Scottish schools

Leanne Mattu, Linda O'Neill, Richard Withington, Vicki Welch

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Abstract

In policy and practice in Scotland, as elsewhere, there is a drive to encourage the involvement of parents and carers in their children’s education, as a means of improving educational attainment, experiences, and post school destinations (e.g. Education Scotland, 2016; Scottish Government, 2016). An innovative ‘Parents in Partnership’ (PIP) programme took place, supported by CELCIS, in one local authority area. The transition to a new school can be challenging (e.g. Smith, 2006; Brewin & Statham , 2011), and PIP therefore focused on parents/ carers of pupils who had recently entered secondary school. The programme aimed to encourage and support the engagement of parents/ carers with their child’s new school, and to improve knowledge of the school premises, school life, and available support. A total of 37 parents and carers took part.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2017
EventScottish Education Research Association (SERA) Annual Conference : Educational futures in a changing landscape: bridging boundaries or "mind the gap"? - University of the West of Scotland, Ayr, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 Nov 201724 Nov 2017
http://www.sera.ac.uk

Conference

ConferenceScottish Education Research Association (SERA) Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleSERA
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityAyr
Period22/11/1724/11/17
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Keywords

  • parental involvement
  • transitions
  • inclusion
  • attainment

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Mattu, L., O'Neill, L., Withington, R., & Welch, V. (2017). Encouraging parent and carer involvement at transition to secondary school: exploring a novel school-based programme in three Scottish schools. Abstract from Scottish Education Research Association (SERA) Annual Conference , Ayr, United Kingdom.