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Family Partnership Working
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Family Partnership Working
A Guide for Education Practitioners



October 2011 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Improving the quality and effectiveness of relationships with families is a key concern for all those working in education. Here, Rita Cheminais provides an evaluation framework that will enable practitioners to review current practice, and further enhance and develop their partnership working with families.

Six key themes of family partnership working are explored:

- ethos, vision and policy

- leadership, management and co-ordination

- communication and information sharing

- partnership in practice

- early intervention

- effectiveness.

Guidance on auditing your own work and action planning is included, and the book provides a range of practical resources which are available to download from the SAGE website. This a vital handbook for those working with the Birth to 19 age range in Children's Centres, primary and secondary schools, special schools, academies, Pupil Referral Units and Further Education colleges.

 
The Context and Concept of Family Partnership Working
 
How to Achieve Effective Family Partnership Working
 
Auditing Family Partnership Working and Action-Planning
 
Building a Family Partnership Working Portfolio of Evidence
 
Monitoring, Evaluating and Assessing Family Partnership Working
 
Communicating with Families
Appendix - Model Resources

 
PowerPoint Presentation of the Family Partnership Award Self-Review Process

 
Family Partnership Policy

 
Family Partnership Coordinator Job Description

 
Family Partnership Working Survey

 
Annual Family Questionnaire

 
Family Partnership Award Good Practice Case Study Template

 

'This comprehensive guide embodies the whole process of forming dynamic family/school partnerships; from explaining key underpinning theory and research methods to stage by stage implementation. An invaluable source of guidance in encouraging, supporting and sustaining the school that holds family partnership central to its core ethos for success' -
Zoe Rye, SENCO (and Teacher of English)

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