Why stakeholder engagement matters
Your board and your school's leaders will make the best decisions about your school when you're taking the views and needs of key stakeholders into account.
Your board should have mechanisms that enable you to listen, understand and respond to the voices of your stakeholders. This is according to pages 14 and 20 of the Governance Handbook.
Parental engagement is especially important
It can "have a large and positive impact" on children’s learning (see page 21 of the Governance Handbook).
It's your board's responsibility to make sure your school has an effective strategy for engaging meaningfully with parents and carers, to:
- Inform strategic decision making
- Support parents to understand the structure of the school and how it operates
- Help parents support their children's education
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