Mother and daughter cooking together in the kitchen: The Parents' Guide to

The Parents’ Guide to provides parents with the information they need to help their teenage children make the right choices at GCSE and sixth form so they can create happy and successful futures. 

Our interactive resources are designed to inform, involve and guide parental support by providing unbiased, helpful and up to date information and advice.

Providing parents and carers with the information they need to help their teenage children create happier futures

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94% of parents were confident that their involvement would help their children at school
Review of best practice in parental engagement - Department for Education

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"The layout is great - very much in the style of the prospectus material student and parents will be familiar with.  The little touches, such as the glossary boxes and simple flow charts make it very easy-to-navigate. This is a guide that delivers a great deal of information without being overwhelming."

Positive feedback from parents and guardians

"A lot has changed since I went to university, so I found it extremely helpful to have access to all the updates I needed to know in one place. The guide was clear, easy to read and I found the hyperlinks to reliable websites extremely useful. I would recommend this to any parent who wants to provide the right help to their children."
"Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising achievement in schools"
Harris & Goodall, University of Warwick
Parents are a child’s first and most enduring educators, and their influence cannot be overestimated 
Sir Peter Williams

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Wherever we refer to ‘parents’ we mean ‘parents and carers.’ This includes grandparents, older siblings or any other  person with significant caring responsibilities for children.