Family and Community Engagement

Research shows conclusively that when parents are engaged with the school and with their children's learning, students achieve more at school.

Read Carmel Nash's article on Parental Engagement: Getting it right

The Family and Community Engagement Framework (FACE) was launched at the 2014 Catholic School Parents Conference.

The resources below (with links) are designed to help you understand and implement family and community engagement within your school community:

Family and Community Engagement Framework - this is the main document explaining the framework.

FACE Powerpoint presentation - this is the presentation by Carmel Nash at the 2014 Catholic Parents Conference.

FACE - Parent Engagement in Student Learning Framework

FACE - Growth and Renewal Cycle

FACE - Action Framework

FACE - Communication Check list

10 Things Schools can do to enhance Engagement

10 Things Schools can do to Create Partnerships

Useful Books

Useful Videos

Other Resources for Family and Community Engagement:

'The Toolkit' -    Strengthening family and community engagement in student learning resource

The Strengthening family and community engagement in student learning resource is a ‘toolkit’ of practical resources for school communities, designed to be used as part of a school’s planning and improvement cycle. Documents and proformas are embedded in the resource as attachments so that they can be downloaded just once as a complete set for easy access and printing.

Strengthening family and community engagement presentation

This power point presentation by Carmel Nash, the Federation's Executive Director, was a workshop at the 2012 Federation conference.

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