This research paper focuses on the relationship between parental engagement and raising achievement. The research was part of a larger developmental project, led by the ‘Specialist Schools and Academies Trust’ in conjunction with the 'Association of School and College Leaders'.

The developmental project was focused on engaging parents in learning The 'Engaging Parents to Raise Achievement' (EPRA) project was funded by the DfES and was intended to trial new ways of engaging parents in schools, particularly those parents seen as ‘hard to reach’.