Working together for our children
Reviewing parental involvement: one year on
National Parent Forum of Scotland annual conference
March 10th 2018- Edinburgh – 10am-3.30pm
When parents are involved in their children’s learning, it benefits children, families and schools: children do better. This was the main finding of the NPFS 2016 review of the 2006 Parental Involvement Act.
One year on since publishing our review, our annual conference will be a day of parental involvement in action. It will give parents, parent council members, teachers, local authority education staff, policymakers and others the chance to meet, share ideas with and learn from each other.
Whether you’re a parent, teacher or policymaker, this conference will inspire and motivate you. There will be opportunities to discuss what works, what doesn’t work and what might work in the future. You’ll be able to have your say on how far we’ve come, and what we need to do together to improve parents’ involvement in their children’s learning.
Through a combination of workshops, presentations, information drop-ins, and starting with a keynote from John Swinney, Deputy First Minister of Scotland, we’ll look at parental involvement from all angles.
Our conference remains Free of Charge for all delegates . Childcare also available if booked by Friday 16th of Feb.
Email now to book your place!
09:30 Registration and Refreshments
10:00 Welcome and Introduction from the Chair
Bruce Robertson, Education Policy Advisor and former Director of Education
10:05 Performance by children from Castleview Primary School
10:15 Introductions followed by a conversation with:
John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills.
Lindsey Watt, Winner of the 2017 Robert Owen Award.
Marinieves Alba, Community School Director, Children’s Aid, New York City.
12:00 Workshops around the themes of the Parental Involvement Act
Learning at Home Save the Children
Home / School Partnerships Children’s Aid, NYC
Skills Development Scotland
Parental Representation Respect me
Fathers Network Scotland
With Drop in Sessions from Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework and SQA
14:00 Workshops around the themes of the Parental Involvement Act
Learning at Home Wee Famille
Home / School Partnerships Parent Network Scotland
Children’s Aid, NYC
Parental Representation Enquire
15:10 Closing Session
15:30 Conference Close