Community Engagement

Parentkind – Parental Engagement

We know from research that effective parental participation can have a positive impact on a child’s:

  • Attendance
  • Behaviour
  • Grades
  • Education

Parentkind is currently running a parental engagement project with 20 schools in Doncaster, and due to popular demand, we will be running an extra workshop to support more schools in Doncaster with this challenging topic.

Join Parentkind’s expert trainer, Kim Balmer, on the 26th November  in Doncaster for a CPD accredited foundation workshop on how to build your whole school approach to parental engagement. Kim will guide you through the benefits of parental engagement and, using Parentkind’s evidence based framework, you’ll build a robust tailored strategy to build on your leadership skills and your parental engagement strategies to make headway on school improvement.

It is being held at the Central Family Hub, Welcome Way, Doncaster DN1 3QS.  The cost is £150+VAT per delegate, including refreshments & lunch  (this cost is with 25% discount – the usual cost for this course is £200+VAT)

Link here.

Doncaster Stories

We have launched Doncaster Stories along with the National Literacy Trust. This is a community led campaign to boost literacy levels across Doncaster, engaging with 45 primary schools via a Literacy Pledge. They will engage key organisations, community groups and through recruiting and supporting local Literacy Champions (volunteers) they will promote literacy and offer family literacy activities in the community.

As part of this the golden token scheme was launched. Golden tickets have been hidden all over Doncaster for children to find and exchange for a free Roald Dahl book. Children who own a book are 15 times more likely to read above the expected level for their age.

Schools can get in touch by emailing: Jason.Vit@literacytrust.org.uk

Click here to find out more.

The Youth Association – Dobre Girls

‘Dobre Girls’ is a developmental project that improves the confidence, aspirations and prospects of a young Roma women, with a view to reducing the currently very high rate of exclusion. The work is entirely focused on reducing barriers for Roma girls, enabling them to grow their ambitions in a safe space.

The programme covers a series of developmental areas, including:

  • Speaking with confidence
  • Developing self-awareness
  • Meeting female role models
  • Creative arts
  • Exploring cultural identity
  • Exploring education values

‘Dobre Girls’ is delivered to groups, creating cooperative learning environments that enhance impact. Highly experienced female youth workers deliver this programme of informal education in the Hexthorpe and Balby. The key priority is to contribute to the reduction of exclusion levels among this group by offering an inspiring and relevant curriculum of informal educational activities.