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A spotlight on SBMs part 1: wellbeing and workload during COVID-19

Posted by Nathalie Hulbert on Nov 6, 2020 11:51:50 AM

There’s no glossing over the fact that this year has been nothing short of challenging for anyone working in a school. But while there’s been plenty of sector discussion about the obstacles faced by heads and teaching staff - and rightly so - less has been said about the separate set of challenges faced by SBMs.

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Topics: parents, scholarpack, blog, parent communication, school reopening

3 ways we’re making it easier for you to engage with parents...

Posted by Nathalie Hulbert on Oct 2, 2020 10:52:51 AM

Close your eyes and imagine a world where you could reduce the sheer volume of admin that you have to do when engaging with your parent community. If you’ve fallen asleep, exhausted from all of the admin - I understand. ScholarPack understands too, which is why they’ve worked in partnership with 30 primary schools to develop the ScholarPack Parents app - designed to not only reduce your workload but also save money and help you work better with parents. Here’s how…

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Topics: parents, scholarpack, blog, parent communication, school reopening

Strategies for engaging with reluctant parents

Posted by Ewa Jozefkowicz on Oct 11, 2019 11:12:48 AM

We all know that a positive parent-child-teacher relationship is the key to every pupil’s development and learning. But what do you do when parents are reluctant to get involved in their child’s education? We asked education expert and consultant headteacher John Searle for his advice. Below, we share his tips on building relationships with those parents who are harder to reach.

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Topics: parents, engagement

Welcome packs for pupils and parents

Posted by Ewa Jozefkowicz on Aug 30, 2019 10:52:46 AM

With the new school year fast approaching, you may be looking at your induction plan, and particularly at welcome packs for new pupils and parents. In the post below, we look at what might be included in such packs, and offer examples from different types of schools.

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Topics: welcome packs, pupils, parents