Parents and Carers

Do parents know they matter? Engaging all parents in learning by Alma Harris & Janet Goodall


Review of best practice in parental engagement by Goodall et al

2011-Goodall-Vorhaus ReviewofBestPracticeinParentalEngagement


Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006: updated statutory guidance consultation (January 2020)


Education Scotland
Engaging families in learning – A thematic inspection of family learning

Education Scotland Thematic inspections engaging families in learning

This report explores the impact of schools and other settings working with families to improve learning and achievement. It identifies the key features of highly-effective practice in engaging families in learning and provides examples of quality family learning which are helping to secure better outcomes for children and young people.

Education Scotland’s weekly newsletter, specifically for parents and carers, which will support learning at home – Scotland Learns: Parents and Carers Newsletter:

What is ‘Parental Involvement’ and ‘Parental Engagement’?

Parental engagement and family learning


Blueprint for Parent-friendly Schools (

The ‘Engaging parents and families: A toolkit for practitioners’ has been developed by Education Scotland to provide practitioners with a practical resource to help support partnerships with parents and families in all aspects of their children’s learning.

Engaging parents and families – A toolkit for practitioners

Section 2: Benefits of involving and engaging parents in their children’s learning (March 2019)

Empowering Parents and Carers


The National Parent Forum of Scotland – Career Education: A World of Possibilities

The National Parent Forum of Scotland – National Improvement Framework in a Nutshell

Review of the impact of the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 conducted by the National Parent Forum of Scotland
(May 2017)

Helping Children Learn – involving non-resident parents in their children’s education
produced by Children in Scotland and Families Need Fathers Scotland

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