Parents and families, do they make a difference?
What difference to families really make to children’s educational achievement? What are the benefits, and are they worth it?
These hot topics and more are the subject of this year’s SPTC Annual Lecture on 23 March. The event will be officially opened by Mark McDonald MSP, Minister for Early Years and Childcare, with the lecture delivered by researcher and practitioner Dr Janet Goodall of Bath University. Dr Goodall will be examining the arguments surrounding parental involvement and highlighting what the evidence tells us.
Education is a priority for Scottish Government and parental involvement is one of the key drivers in the plan to close the attainment gap – the National Improvement Framework. A Researcher in education for many years, Dr Goodall has worked on a wide range of issues such as federations of schools, the evaluation of the impact of CPD in schools, the implementation of workforce reform and parents’ engagement in children’s learning.
Jeanna Brady, Convener of SPTC says: “As an organisation, SPTC is committed to supporting effective family engagement with education and we are delighted to welcome Janet Goodall to this event. It’s important that both professionals and parents hear what the research and evidence says about the important role of families, as well as understanding the strategies they can adopt to make family engagement a reality.”
Date: 23 March 2017
Venue: IET Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB
Time: For members attending the AGM, please join us from 6pm-6:30pm.
For those attending the Lecture only – everyone is welcome – please join us from 6:30pm for refreshments, lecture beginning at 7.15pm and finishing at approximately 8.30pm.
This is a free event but booking is essential. Book your place on EventBrite:
AGM and Lecture (members only) – https://sptcagmlecture2017.eventbrite.com
Just the lecture (everyone welcome) – https://sptclecture2017.eventbrite.com