School licence membership

Our exclusive school members’ area will provide a year-round solution to positively increasing parental engagement without a significant time-commitment for schools. Suggested emails and social media posts will make it easier to reach out to parents on a regular basis with timely resources in ways parents find useful. Content will cover actions for parents during school transition points and key times throughout the academic year and will help schools meet Gatsby Benchmarks, especially 1, 2 and 3.

The Parents' Guide to:

We provide resources for parents about choices teenagers face Post 16 and Post 18, as well as advice on teenage health and wellbeing. We specialize on parents of Years 10-13 as it’s a time when teenagers face many important decisions and parents play a pivotal role in guiding them. Our specialist guides have all the information parents need in one place, written in a style that’s easy to read and include links to reliable sources so they can find out more. We are not sponsored, so our advice is unbiased. We work with 1,100 schools and reach over 600,000 parents in England and Wales.

What's included in our school licence membership:

School licence membership enables you to share any of our specialist guides with your parents free of charge. It includes permission to share them with parents, carers and other interested parties connected to your school in any way you find useful – including via your website, intranet site, google drive and through email, newsletters or social media. We personalise each guide with your school logo on the cover page to demonstrate the licence has been paid and free sharing is approved. For a full list of our specialist guides, click here

You'll also get access to a private members' area, including:

  • Our range of specialist guides for parents personalised with your school logo on the cover

  • A directory of useful websites aimed at supporting schools/colleges with parental engagement​

  • Suggested drafts of emails for parents each half-term, highlighting things for them to consider that are relevant to that time in the academic year​

  • Downloadable factsheets, handouts and other resources covering:

    • careers

    • preparation for exams

    • post-school options

    • relationships and sex education

    • teenage wellbeing

    • how parents can best provide support at home

    • wellbeing programmes for teens

    • activities to help parents talk to their teens about future options / ambitions

  • An annual calendar recommending which resources to share with parents at which times of the year 

  • Annual awareness days calendar categorized into themes with any approved hashtags to make it easy for you to get noticed on social media

  • Support for schools with social media, including monthly campaign ideas and suggested posts (both long format and short twitter-friendly options)

  • An interactive index linked to our articles (regularly updated by us throughout the year) giving parents the guidance they need​ with the latest information. 

We update all our resources every year so that you can be confident you have the most up-to-date information.

Sample previews:

Take a look at some of our resources for the 2022-2023 academic year below:

Some of our specialist guides:

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The Parents' Guide to Helping your child stand out 2022-2023.jpg
The Parents' Guide to University 2022-2023.jpg
The Parents' Guide to Exam Revision (sixth form) 2022-2023.jpg

Other resources:

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Monthly social media campaigns, activities and challenges

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Careers board game - 2021 updates.jpg
The Parents' Guide to National Apprenticeship Week 20223.jpg
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Fact sheets, info packs and useful handouts

Downloadable careers and RSE resources

What schools say about us:

  • The resources are fantastic - accessible and very much in the style students and parents are familiar with. The little touches, such as the glossary boxes and simple flow charts, make them very easy-to-navigate, which delivers a great deal of information without being overwhelming, even for parents who know very little about the UK education system.​

  • We've had so many positive responses from our parents this year - we thought you might like to know. Thank you for everything you're doing to help support parents.

  • What an amazing helpful resource for not only us as school workers, but also us as parents and carers. A big thank you for all your hard work and efforts in putting these wonderful resources together. Keep up the great work.

Pricing and subscription:

Our membership includes a licence to share our specialist guides with anyone associated with your school and access to our private members area designed to help you improve parental engagement. We offer an annual subscription as we update all our resources every year so that you can be confident you have the most up-to-date information.

KS4 (GCSE)

£599/year

Provides you with a licence to share any of our KS4 specialist guides with anyone associated to your school and access to our school members area with resources dedicated to supporting parents of children in years 10-11

KS5 (sixth form)

£599/year

Provides you with a licence to share any of our KS5 specialist guides with anyone associated to your school and access to our school members area with resources dedicated to supporting parents of children in years 12-13

For schools/colleges with less than 2000 pupils in years 12-13

Whole school

£999/year

Provides you with a licence to share any of our specialist guides with anyone associated to your school and access to our school members area with resources dedicated to supporting parents of children in years 10-13

£1,999/year

For schools/colleges with more than 2000 pupils in years 12-13

NB: If you belong to part of an academy chain or similar, licences should be purchased for each participating school. We’re happy to discuss discounts where there are more than five schools. Contact us at vanessa@theparentsguideto.co.uk

The benefits of parental engagement:

Research shows that when parents are involved in education, their children do better. Benefits have been documented to include:

Parent

  • Better parent - child relations

  • Knowing how to help their children

  • Being able to provide constructive and positive support

  • Improved relationship with the school

  • More confidence in dealing with their children’s challenges

Child

  • More positive school experience 

  • Improved mental health

  • Happier and more self confident teens

  • Informed decision making

  • Better grades

  • Improved attendance

School

  • Better communication with parents 

  • Less work for teachers and managers

  • Better academic outcomes

  • Lessons taught in the classroom reinforced at home

  • Better engagement and behaviour with pupils