WSA Working with Parents & Carers

Key question: How does the school work in partnership with parents and carers to promote emotional health and wellbeing?

  • Engage parents and carers and develop positive relationships
  • Help parents and carers feel welcome and safe in school
  • Inform parents and carers of school policies etc. to support pupil wellbeing
  • Signpost parents and carers to information / services to help them help their children's wellbeing
  • Signpost parents and carers to information / services to support their own wellbeing.

Six Litmus Tests (Pooky Knightsmith)

(5) Parents and Carers Positively Engage With My School

 Engaging parents and carers in a meaningful way is something that sets some schools apart from others. It’s not easy, and I’ve been really impressed by the innovative approaches that some schools I’ve
worked with have taken in order to get this right, whilst parental engagement may be difficult, it really does reap dividends when done well.

Litmus Test quick self-reflection tool

Prompts and Resources

Information and support for parents and carers