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Planning Parent Engagement Toolkit (external link)
“Hospitality and invitation remain empty gestures until they are made with the genuine intention to open up the school space and agenda, to co-create it with parents and other caregivers as well as with students” - from
Parent Engagement: Creating a Shared World (external PDF) by Debbie Pushor, PhD
Parent engagement increases student achievement and fosters positive learning outcomes. To increase parent engagement in your school, follow these simple steps to get started:
Take a minute to reflect on your school’s current level of parent engagement. How many of the following does your school offer?
For parent engagement to thrive at your school, there are several things you can do. The
Planning Parent Engagement Toolkit (external link) is a practical resource that can provide useful exercises and proven techniques to begin this process. To embed parent engagement in whole school planning you need to:
It is important to create an inviting school environment where parents feel safe and welcome. To help facilitate this:
It is important to identify and remove barriers to parent engagement. Below are ideas to help overcome those barriers and increase parent engagement, which in turn increases the success of your students.
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Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .