PTA UK and Parent Councils UK join forces to harness the power of parents in our schools

16/03/17

We are delighted to let you know that PTA UK and Parent Councils UK have joined forces to support and champion parents in their vital role as part of their child's education.

Parent Councils UK, under the leadership of Fiona Carnie, has provided popular and market-leading training for head teachers, school staff, governors, trustees and parents on parental engagement and parent voice for many years. As part of our collaboration, PTA UK will now be supporting Fiona in developing and delivering this training programme.

Fiona will in turn be adding her considerable expertise and experience to advise and work with PTA UK in its mission to support, engage and champion all parent groups and parents to engage positively with our children's education.

Together, the two organisations will be working on developing further guidance, tools and frameworks to support parental participation in school life.

This partnership builds on our work together in 2016 on responding to the government on the English Education White Paper and creating guidance for parents on developing parent voice at their school.

Fiona Carnie, Parent Councils UK said:

"Parent Councils UK is delighted to be working with PTA UK to strengthen the voice and participation of parents in education. Parents have a key role to play in helping schools meet the needs of their students and their families. Through this collaboration we believe that we are uniquely positioned to support parents and schools in working together to raise children’s attainment as well as improve their health and well-being."

Emma Williams, PTA UK added:

"PTA UK is committed to developing tools and resources to encourage parent partnership in schools and this relationship with Parent Councils UK is a big step for us on this journey. I am thrilled also that we are combining our expertise and reach to champion the positive effects of parental engagement to government and educational professionals."