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Impact and practice - focus on parental engagement in Achievement for All contexts by Mind Map: Impact and practice - focus on parental
engagement in Achievement for All contexts
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Impact and practice - focus on parental engagement in Achievement for All contexts

The children in the programme have a higher profile and more sense of self worth.

Asking the pupils and parents what they want after school can be revealing

Targets can be very helpful

Parental engagement

Positive links

Fathers have felt more positive about school and link more

parents are observing classes and commenting and understanding particularly those from other countries

Regular contact

Reducing the level of buracracy in a single statement, cut down on anxious parents contacting the school

Access through ICT, e.g. email, VLE

One school only now uses the structured conversation only as a means of understanding what will motivate pupils


How would you use AFA to enhance parental involvement in your school?

What influence do your parent meetings have on achievement?

How involved are parents in setting and reviewing children's learning targets?

What would you need to stop doing to enable you to introduce structured conversations?

How can your school develop wider opportunities for children to enhance their life chances

How do we build on the early success of engaging parents through Structured Converstaion?

How do we change the culture in some schools, so that all staff see themselves as responsible for SEND pupils?

How do we ensure that participation in extra-curricular activities for SEND pupils get back into he classroom, with raised attainment?

How will we support senior leaders to use AFA framework to improve access and aspiration for all pupils?

Can we have more detailed information about how the structured conversation works?

How does AFA help looked after children and the children of single parents

Achievement, Access and Aspiration

Enhancing life chances

The structured conversation is in many adapt the formula to what the children and the pupils need.

Parents listen to the teachers more

Making digital technologies work for teachers, parents and children

Structured interviews All the professionals engaged with the child will be engaged in the planning of the structured conversation but the conversation is an informal occasion when the parents and the pupils can manage the agenda. The aim is to find ways in which the pupils can be motivated.


Vision and commitment is vital