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Make school better: Have a bigger say in your child’s school day

Make school better: Have a bigger say in your child’s school day

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MAKE SCHOOL BETTER looks at the pivotal role all parents and carers can have in their child’s experience of education, and the practical things they can do right now to make sure school’s a better place to be, no matter what individual challenges children face, and ensures that all children makes progress above national expectations.


Written by Professor Sonia Blandford of the award-winning charity Achievement for All.

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MAKE SCHOOL BETTER is one of four books by Professor Sonia Blandford, founder and CEO of the award winning charity Achievement for All and listed as one of Debrett’s 500 most influential for 2016.

They each share the lessons that can be learned from the thousands of schools who have signed up to Achievement for All’s high impact approach to education and who have bought into the charity’s commitment to close the achievement gap in Britain’s schools.

Professor Blandford presents her own life story and experience as a teacher, draws on research and best practice, and talks to school leaders, teachers, parents and students (conversations which are presented as interviews within the books) and then brings to the table actions and ideas that leaders, teachers and parents can use to make those things too often considered ambiguous – vision, ethos, aspiration and achievement – a reality in the school day.

MAKE SCHOOL BETTER looks at the pivotal role all parents and carers can have in their child’s experience of education, and the practical things they can do right now to make sure school’s a better place to be, no matter what individual challenges children face, and ensures that all children makes progress above national expectations.

About the author

Professor Sonia Blandford is Founder and CEO of the national charity Achievement for All 3As. With over 30 years experience, Sonia is one of the UK's leading practitioners of education within the voluntary, community, charity and public sectors and is passionate about raising the aspirations, access and achievement for all children and young people.

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Author Sonia Blandford
ISBN 9781909717534
No of pages 160
Format Paperback
Publication Date 5 Oct 2015

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    This excellent book provides practical and accessible ways that parents can get involved in their child's learning and how schools can engage parents. There are many purposeful ways that parents can, and do, get involved. Written for parents, this book explains why engaging in your child's learning is important and through 'structured conversations', how schools can engage you in ways that truly do make a difference. If you have a child at school, read this book!
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    This excellent book provides practical and accessible ways that parents can get involved in their child's learning and how schools can engage parents. There are many purposeful ways that parents can, and do, get involved. Written for parents, this book explains why engaging in your child's learning is important and through 'structured conversations', how schools can engage you in ways that truly do make a difference. If you have a child at school, read this book!
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    Review by Juliet Ton 15/10/2015
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    This book is excellent certainly from a parent's perspective. So often as a parent you are trying to engage with the school to support your child and work with them but when you come across any barriers you don't know where to turn.
    Sonia Blandford's book details not only who you should be engaging with, but more importantly, who to turn to if that engagement has broken down.

    As the parent of a child with SEN I understand the important guidance and information this book offers and welcome the advice and direction the text gives around the possible barriers that children face to succeeding in school and how to overcome them. This is also clearly demonstrated in the many case studies embedded in the book.

    I would recommend this book to any parent of a child who is struggling to survive in their school as it gives them the knowledge and confidence to go forwards and not let anyone put them off supporting their child.