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Parents and Community

 

This is concerned with the role of the parents and community in relation to educational systems.

See also the QTS Standards Q4 and Q5 and the National Strategies on Parental Involvement.

Search the TTRB using the BEI terms 'Parents', 'Caregivers' or 'Community Involvement'.

Number of resources (98)


# The resource is a standalone report produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, which is designed to increase understanding of a number of factors affecting pupil attainment at the end of Key Stage Four. The report uses data collected as part of the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE) project. The research explores if the LSYPE data can be usefully combined...
# This paper summarises, and draws together, findings from a range of sources about fathers’ involvement with their children, with a particular emphasis on their involvement with literacy practices and the potential impact on outcomes for children in literacy.
# This research report presents the findings of a national survey of a representative sample of 2572 parents with resident children aged 0-19 and 1154 children aged 10-19 in relation to providing “insights into family attitudes and dynamics...so that the relationships within the family could be explored in depth”. The report aims to aid understanding of the complex relationships between parents and...
# This publication is one of a series of review articles (or ‘Round-ups’) for public consumption for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). Written in September 2009, it examines various aspects of attitudes to poverty in the UK, drawing upon a range of findings from the JRF ‘Public Interest in Poverty Issues’ Programme, for which the author is Programme Advisor. This review examines public...
# This resource is a brief report of a small scale qualitative research project commissioned by the Department of Children, Schools and Families into understanding the motivations and barriers for parents getting involved in helping to raise standards and increase the supply of good school places.
# This is a 30 minute Teachers TV programme, which follows the work of two junior schools in Brighton and Hove as they prepare their Year 6 pupils for transfer to secondary school. The programme sets out to address some of the problems associated with the transfer of pupils from KS2 to KS3. These issues are explored through interviews with parents, children and teachers, and given a broader context...
Illustration from the Lamb Inquiry The resource is an online report on the work of eight local authorities who successfully bid for project money to support and explore ways of increasing parental confidence in the SEN assessment process. The projects were commissioned by the Lamb Inquiry. This inquiry was led by Brian Lamb, chair of the Special Education Consortium which is a broad consortium of voluntary and local government...
# Briefing paper for trainee teachers focusing on the development of multicultural education within citizenship teaching and learning.
# This is an executive summary of the United Kingdom Literacy Association’s project focusing on the role of teachers in developing communities of readers. It follows the Phase I report that sought to ascertain teachers’ personal reading habits, investigated their knowledge of children’s literature and noted how teachers reported use of literature in their classrooms.
CLC logo The research is reported in a book just published from the Millennium Cohort Study of nearly 15,000 children in the United Kingdom. It found that the delayed development of gross motor skills (such as crawling) and fine motor skills, (for example, holding objects with fingers) affected about one in ten children. This was associated with delayed cognitive development and behavioural adjustment at...
# A research report of a project which investigated the views of young members of BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) communities and highlighted subsequent implications for professional development.
# Involving Parents Week on Teachers TV (w/c 1st February) showcases a range of programming about working with parents and the family, and also 'The Big Debate - Parents', which asks the question "To what extent should parents be involved in schools?"
# This a DCSF Research Brief which builds upon the original Effective and Pre-school Primary Project (EPPE) 3-11, which investigated children’s intellectual and social/behavioural development between the ages of 3-7 years (Sylva et al, 2004). The EPPE 3-11 extension follows up the sample to the end of primary school (age 11 years, the end of Key Stage 2). This Research Brief provides an overview...
# Lessons From The Front is a policy-focused report based on the views and recommendations of 500 Teach First teachers reflecting on their experiences in urban complex schools in the UK in a national survey, focus groups and discussions. The principle findings of the report are addressed in two chapters: the first focuses on developing teachers and teaching though improved CPD, promoting both...
# This ‘Round-up’ reviews the evidence from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s body of research and neighbourhood level unemployment data 1985-2009, comparing the social and economic consequences on specific deprived areas of the UK. Comparisons are made with two former recessions (of the early 1980s and 1990s) with the recession of 2008-9. It reports on the extent to which these identified...
# The resource is a research paper that forms part of a much wider initiative, the Higher Education Arts and Schools (HEARTS) project, and specifically discusses the development of a collaborative project between the education faculty at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) and local schools. Entitled ‘Strangely Familiar’, the researchers aimed to demonstrate the impact of involvement in the...
Dept for Culture, Media and Sport thumbnail This resource presents the headline findings from the child survey 2007, part of the ‘Taking Part: England’s Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport’ commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The child survey looks at how children spend their ‘out-of-school’ time to ascertain the types of cultural, leisure and sporting activities undertaken by young people.
# This is a research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It was led by Maggie Maclure and a team in one reception class (4-5 year olds) at four different primary/infant schools in Manchester. The report concentrates on the Foundation stage of schooling. By studying how pupils and teachers interact within the classroom and looking at other influences, it describes how...
# A range of classroom resources, which have been developed by eleven subject associations working with the CfSA (The Council for Subject Associations), for teachers to use in the classroom, in order to increase their confidence, knowledge and understanding within the context of promoting community cohesion and the prevention of violent extremism.
# This was launched by the DCSF in October 2008 to provide school leaders, School Improvement Partners and teachers with a guide showing how to implement key aspects of personalised learning. The guide makes substantial links to The Children’s Plan (DCSF, 2007) where the vision is of 21st century schools delivering excellent, personalised learning.
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