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.

Communicating with Families

Communicating with families

This chapter covers:

  • The ABC of family involvement.
  • The essential steps for engaging families in school events and activities.
  • Top tips for welcoming new families to the school.
  • Ways to improve teacher–family communication.
  • Creating a family-friendly school culture.
  • Lessons learned in order to achieve successful family partnership working.
  • Evaluating school–family communication.

The ABC of Family Involvement

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