Whole School Approach: Achievement for All

Professor Sonia Blandford | View as single page | Feedback/Impact

Structured conversations

Parent and carer engagement is developed through a series of three structured conversations per year. They take place between the parent/carer, teacher and where appropriate, the child. The particular open dialogue approach enables parents and carers to discuss their aspirations for their child their strengths and any concerns. They enable schools to focus on three things:

  • How best to contact parents and in some cases remove communication barriers;

  • How to align the structured conversations to target setting;

  • How to engage children better in their learning.