Moray parental involvement and engagement strategy approved
Moray Council has set out an overarching plan to support positive partnerships between home, school and Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings.
The Moray Parental Involvement and Engagement Strategy 2023-2025 was approved at today’s (Wednesday 25 January) meeting of the Education, Children’s and Leisure Services Committee.
It aims to help all parents, carers and families to be:
- involved in their child's education and learning;
- able to support their child's learning at home;
- welcomed as active participants in the life of their school or ELC and supported to work in partnership with them;
- encouraged to express their views on education.
Research behind the report shows that when parents are involved, children do better and achieve more.
The new strategy was developed by a steering group of parents, pupils, teaching and ELC staff, taking account of national and local priorities including the National Learning Plan, Curriculum for Excellence, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC).
Chair of the committee, Councillor Kathleen Robertson, said: “We recognise that children and young people develop greater self-confidence and achieve more within their learning when supported by establishments and families working effectively together in partnership.
“The Parental Involvement and Engagement Strategy will support and encourage family involvement in children's learning and in the work of our services. I look forward to seeing these partnerships go from strength-to-strength as this strategy is embedded in best practice.”
The steering group will continue to advise schools and ELC settings as they use the involvement and engagement strategy framework to guide the development of their own action plans. They will share good practice, materials and support through the Moray Parent Forum and other collaborative networks.