This article is based on advice from our associate experts Lorraine Petersen, Gulshan Kayembe and Jackie Beard.
Understand issues with engagement
Special schools and alternative provision (AP) settings such as pupil referral units (PRUs) face similar issues when recruiting parent governors.
In each case it's likely that:
- Pupils travel further to get to school, so it's not as easy for parents to attend school meetings
- Parents feel their spare time is precious, as they're already busy providing their child with the specialist support they need
There are also the following considerations:
For special schools Pupils are likely to stay longer,