Developing a Parent Council

Now available at a reduced cost by 20% to £100pp+VAT.

Parentkind are delighted to announce that they will be running two half-day workshops for senior leaders on Developing a Parent Council. This workshop will be suitable for both primary and secondary leaders.

Why attend?

Would you like to build a genuine partnership with your parents in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and young people?

This practical workshop explores how schools can develop a parent council or forum as an effective mechanism for listening and responding to parents’ views.  They’ll look at how you can build an ongoing, positive partnership with parents in your context. Participants are supported to develop an effective strategy for their own schools.

 Join this half day workshop to discuss innovative and practical advice on:

  • Improving communication
  • Removing barriers to parental participation
  • Finding the right structure for your school
  • Maintaining momentum
  • Evaluating progress and assessing impact
  • Creating a mechanism to listen to parents, and to demonstrate to Ofsted that you have done so.

The date: Tuesday 24th March

Timing: The workshop is half a day. We are running two sessions so please pick from the following times

  1. Morning workshop: 08.45 – 12.00
  2. Afternoon workshop: 13.00 – 16.15

Venue: Central Family Hub, Welcome Way, Doncaster, DN1 3LE

Cost: £150 per person (inc. VAT)

The Lead Facilitator

The trainer, Kim Balmer is from Sheffield.  Kim was a teacher before focusing her attention on overcoming engagement barriers within vulnerable groups. She regularly delivers training and workshops covering conflict resolution and community cohesion and is a highly effective facilitator.

Who is this course designed for?

  • Headteachers and principals
  • Deputy and assistant heads
  • Governors
  • Local authority advisers
  • Multi academy trust

Feedback from previous attendees

“This training has helped me to successfully and confidently set up a parent council.  Parents know they have a voice, and would agree that it is a brilliant thing.”
“Excellent insight and step by step guidance on setting up a parent council.”
“This course has empowered me to move things forward.”

Book now!

Morning workshop booking link (08.45 – 12.00)

Afternoon workshop booking link (13.00 – 16.15)

If you want to discuss the course in more detail please contact Sharon Budhi at

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