“Research indicates that effective family and community engagement can have a positive impact on outcomes for all, but especially for learners from more deprived backgrounds. Schools should identify interventions that are effective in supporting parental and community engagement from the earliest opportunity. In particular, those in Communities First (CF) areas should look for opportunities to work with the CF Clusters. Schools’ strategies for the PDG should actively support the Learning Communities theme of the Communities First Programme and ensure that there is coherence and join-up with Families First and Flying Start provision to support families in their communities.
Parents and carers have an important role in supporting their child’s education, not just in the early years but throughout their education. Schools and regional consortia should be considering what activities schools can undertake in ensuring this message is communicated and in drawing parents into the learning process.”
Schoop reaches the “hard to reach”, and increases take up of PDG and Pupil Premium.
I’ve consulted many leaders of education, and every one of them has backed up Schoop’s ethos that sustained parental engagement can lead to positive effects on the KPIs schools strive for in attainment, behaviour and attendance of a child. Schoop can reach those that are hard to reach – particularly those with EAL or problems with written English, and with the help of the Pupil Premium for England and the Pupil Deprivation Grant for Wales, Schoop can solve a growing problem of digital inclusion, engagement and involvement like no other.
PROBLEM: The well trained gatekeeper will turn Schoop away
Schoop’s daily challenge to get through the doors of UK schools and demonstrate how we’re engaging parents of tens of thousands of children is about to get a great deal easier, but the person that answers the phone has their own ideas, and they include telling us to stop bothering the school with our crazy ideas!
- We actually want to help reach those that are deprived and those that are hard to reach
- We have a solution that could be paid for by Pupil Premium or the Pupil Deprivation Grant
- We help schools engage ALL parents and carers in the education of their children
- Schoop is multilingual and even speaks to you
- Parents and the wider school community LOVE what we do!
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH: To prove Schoop can help boost KPI results.
The 100s of UK schools we already help engage with parents is set to become 1,000s. We’ve been recognised as a leader of EdTech by TechCity and 10 Downing Street, but also because we’re independently selected as the preferred “school to home” engagement solution for the likes of Relational Schools. Their research project will be using Schoop from May 2015, and the results will offer independent data that hopefully backs up our extensive testimony from educators that Schoop is already making a difference.
HOW: Schoop will solve your parental engagement problem
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