Free resources

The Parents' Guide to Coping with school closures

 

In light of the serious impact of Covid-19, we've developed a free resource with advice, ideas and suggestions on how parents can help their children study at home, improve their resilience and protect their family's physical health and mental wellbeing.

Summer 2020: Getting ahead during the summer holidays

Written for parents of teenagers between 14 and 18, this guide includes information on how their children can find out more about themselves and what they like, develop life skills, stand out from others, understand apprenticeships, select the right university and the UCAS application process, write a personal statement and other options if academic learning is not for them.​ 

2020 - Awareness themes, days and events calendar:

A calendar of awareness days, weeks and months to make sure you never miss an opportunity to engage with your parents. Includes short descriptions plus hyperlinks to further details and resources. 

We have 50 years of research showing that what families do matters. Whether it’s loving school, university access, good attendance, or academic success, family engagement has positive correlations with all sorts of indicators

Dr Mapp - Senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Exams, health and wellbeing:

The Parents' Guide to managing exam nerves

Support for parents in recognising signs of anxiety and stress in their children as well as strategies and recommendations for managing stress, practical ways to help and where and when to get further support.

We have 50 years of research showing that what families do matters. Whether it’s loving school, university access, good attendance, or academic success, family engagement has positive correlations with all sorts of indicators

Dr Mapp - Senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Careers resources:

Helping your child plan for an open day: download here

Helping your child choose the right university course: download here

Meaningful parental engagement is helping schools unlock the potential of vulnerable

and disadvantaged children

Professor Sonia Blandford, Founder of Achievement for All

School newsletter:

Don't forget to sign up to our monthly school newsletter on parental engagement in schools, providing you with links to free resources, ideas and useful information at the start of each month (term-time only). 

Take a look at some of our most recent newsletters below:

 

If there are any items or topics related to parental engagement that you’d like us to review in an upcoming newsletter, please do send us a note at info@theparentsguideto.co.uk and we’ll be happy to help.

Meaningful parental engagement is helping schools unlock the potential of vulnerable

and disadvantaged children

Professor Sonia Blandford, Founder of Achievement for All

Help your parents... 

... recommend our support pages and guides by directing your parents to our website.

The Parents’ Guide to provides parents and carers with the information they need at GCSE and sixth form to help their teenage children create successful futures. We offer free advice and support, Q&A, access to a wide range of resources as well as the opportunity to purchase our online and interactive guides.

Latest articles:

"Parental engagement  has a large and positive effect on children's learning"

Department for  Education, Gov UK