Adrian Burt is dad to two Primary school children, and is the founder of MarvellousMe. MarvellousMe is an exciting way for schools to enrich parent communications, by focusing home news on learning, school rewards and learning behaviours. Conceived from his frustrations as a once-disengaged parent, MarvellousMe has been quickly taken up by 600 schools, with the average engagement rate of 9/10. Built with positivity at its heart, it appeals to even the hardest to reach families. Contact Adrian via [email protected].
Everyone agrees: children do better when their parents show an interest in their school activities, help their learning, and praise their achievements. Attendance increases, children’s motivation is higher, and classroom behaviour, happiness and outcomes all improve. It’s no wonder that parent engagement is a key school priority, and a select intervention to help close the gap for disadvantaged children. So how are some schools getting it so wrong?