We’re very excited to announce that in conjunction with the The University of Bath Department for Education, Schoop has been chosen to feature in a three year study to research the effects of sustained parental engagement, with respect to pupil attainment.
This is an exciting opportunity for any school that would like to take part, and you can register your interest here.
Foreword on Parental Engagement by Dr Janet Goodall
“Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising achievement in schools. Where parents and teachers work together to improve learning, the gains in achievement are significant.
Schools that successfully engage parents in learning, consistently reinforce the fact that ‘parents matter’. They develop a two way relationship with parents based on mutual trust, respect and a commitment to improving learning outcomes.
Parents who are viewed as ‘hard to reach’ often see the school as ‘hard to reach’. Where schools have made concerted efforts to engage the hard to reach parents, evidence shows that the effect on pupil learning and behaviour is positive. The research shows a consistent relationship between increasing parental engagement (particularly of hard to reach parents) and improved attendance, behaviour and student achievement.
Schools face certain barriers in engaging parents. These include practical issues such as lack of time, language barriers, child care issues and practical skills such as literacy and the ability to understand and negotiate the school system.”
Schoop is proud to have been chosen for this vital research piece; we believe passionately in community integration, parental engagement, and student success. In schools that already use our application, there has been a sharp increase in the quantity and efficacy of school-to-parent communications, and the user-friendly interface of the product allows parents to receive the information they need immediately and clearly.
For more information, on this or any other aspect of Schoop, please contact us.