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ERIC Number: ED538123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 30
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7053-1095-7
How Good Is Our School? Partnership with Parents. Self-Evaluation Series
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
This document is one of a series of guides to self-evaluation that builds on the advice given in the publication "How good is our school?" (2002 edition). This guide should be used to evaluate the quality of parental partnerships and is designed for use by teachers, managers, education support services, parents and the bodies that represent them. It highlights effective ways in which schools can work in partnership with parents, for example to support their children's learning. It stresses the importance of ongoing partnerships to improve parental understanding of how schools work and what teachers do, and schools' understanding of parents' role as the first educators of their children. The guide is intended to evaluate the quality of partnership arrangements. It is essential that parents are active participants in the evaluation process. High quality partnership arrangements will provide parents with good opportunities to express their views and perceptions and raise issues that are important to them and also provide parents with a better understanding of how the school can best help them to support their children at home. This guide: (1) asks key questions derived from themes within selected indicators from "How good is our school?"; (2) looks at how evidence can be captured from more than one source in order to provide a robust basis for evaluations; and (3) encourages staff to reflect upon and weigh up the strengths and areas of improvement from observations in order to come to an overall evaluation of the quality of provision. Appended are: (1) Worked example; and (2) Sources of support. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Denholm House Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, UK. Tel: +44-014-1282-5000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Support Staff; Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)