Parental Engagement Strategy 2017

East Lothian Council has recently finalised a new Parental Engagement Strategy.  It aims to ensure that all parents and carers are encouraged and supported to engage as partners in their children’s learning, and to become involved in the life of the school/early learning and childcare centre.   The Strategy also ensures that we can continue to build on existing good practice and create further opportunities for our parents/carers and schools/early learning and childcare centres to work together.   The publication of the Parental Engagement Strategy follows consultation with and collaboration between parents, head teachers, early learning and childcare colleagues, and key education officers.   The Strategy received the Council’s approval at the June meeting of its Education Committee, and will be reviewed annually in line with legislation.

The core aims of the Strategy are to ensure that parents and carers:

  • Are made to feel welcome and included
  • Are engaged with their children’s learning
  • Are communicated with in a variety of ways
  • Are able to contribute to Family Learning opportunities
  • Are able to access support
  • Are encouraged to participate in Parent Forum Meetings

You can find the full document on the East Lothian Council website at http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/downloads/file/12779/parental_engagement_strategy_2017-full_report