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  • Parental Engagement is about parents showing an interest in what their child is doing in school


  • Regardless of the parents’ background, income, ethnicity and educational experience, parental engagement is second only to having a great teacher in influencing your child’s performance in school


  • The engagement of fathers has a greater impact than the engagement of mothers


  • The most effective form of parental engagement is when parent and child talk regularly in the home about school


  • Effective parental engagement does not require any teaching by the parents


  • Effective parental engagement can add an extra 3 months progress to a child’s achievement over a year


  • Parental Engagement brings positive results for young people of all ages 


  • 98% of all parents want their children to do better at school than they did