Improving the quality and effectiveness of relationships with families is a key concern for all those working in education. Rita Cheminais provides an evaluation framework that will enable practitioners to review current practice, and further enhance and develop their partnership working with families.

Six key themes of family partnership working are explored:

  • Ethos, vision and policy
  • Leadership, management and co-ordination
  • Communication and information sharing
  • Partnership in practice
  • Early intervention
  • Effectiveness

Guidance on auditing your own work and action planning is included, and the book provides a range of practical resources which are available to download from the SAGE website. This a vital handbook for those working with the Birth to 19 age range in children's centers, primary and secondary schools, and special schools.

Building a Family Partnership Working Portfolio of Evidence

Building a family partnership working portfolio of evidence

This chapter covers:

  • The principles behind building a portfolio of evidence.
  • The advantages of compiling a portfolio of evidence.
  • The stages in building a portfolio of evidence.
  • The features of a good quality portfolio of evidence.
  • Key questions in preparing a portfolio of evidence for an external assessment.
  • A portfolio of evidence checklist.
  • The type of evidence to include in a portfolio.

The Principles behind Building a Portfolio of Evidence

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