Parentkind is looking for a number of schools to take part in an innovative joint project with Doncaster Council and Doncaster Opportunity Area to help schools improve their parental engagement. They will undertake an initial audit with each school, based on the latest evidence collated in Parentkind’s blueprint for parent friendly schools and develop practical strategies tailored to each school to overcome barriers to positive participation and encourage parents and carers to be more involved in their child’s learning.
The aim of this project is to help schools to create parental engagement strategies that can be seamlessly embedded within the teaching and non-teaching staff school day to improve attendance and reduce exclusions.
The National Literacy Trust aims to deliver a town-wide media campaign to raise awareness of literacy and promote good literacy practices. They will engage with 45 primary schools via a Literacy Pledge, membership of the National Literacy Trust and supporting literacy focused activities and Professional Development. 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.
Schools can get in touch by emailing: Jason.Vit@literacytrust.org.uk
‘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.