Family Partnership Working
A Guide for Education Practitioners
- Rita Cheminais - Freelance Education Consultant
Administration & Leadership | Health Services Research | Special Education
Improving the quality and effectiveness of relationships with families is a key concern for all those working in education. 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
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 centers, primary and secondary schools, and special schools.
'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)