The Satchel Blog

Parental Engagement Distance Learning
25 Mar 2020

Improving Your Child's Home Learning Routine

School may be closed and exams cancelled, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put our students’ learning on hold too. In fact, the next few months could be crucial in preparing ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Parents Evening Blog Guide Parental Engagement Teacher Resources Student & Parent Resources
10 May 2017

Parents' Evening Survival Guide

Whether you're a teacher, student or parent - Parents' Evening is an important event in the school calendar. It's an opportunity for parents to sit ...

Author: Naimish Gohil

Blog Parental Engagement Parental Involvement
10 May 2017

Why PTA Meetings are Important to You and Your School

Parent Teacher Associations‭ (‬PTAs‭) ‬are a common practice in most schools‭, ‬but more often than not‭, ‬they aren’t celebrated or their benefits highlighted‭. ‬PTAs are a ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Parents Parental Engagement Parental Involvement Home-school Communication Student & Parent Resources PTA
10 May 2017

Why Join Your School's PTA?

Parent Teacher Associations‭ (‬PTAs‭) ‬get a bad wrap in the media, with films depicting cliquey mums who run the‭ ‬‘club’‭ ‬of which your baking for their latest fundraising ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Homework Blog Guide Parental Engagement Parental Involvement Student & Parent Resources
09 May 2017

Supporting Your Child's Learning at Home 

Family involvement in children’s education has proven to have a positive impact on a student’s school life‭. ‬In Britain‭, ‬studies have ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Teachers Blog Guide Parental Engagement Parent-teacher Relationships Teacher Resources
04 May 2017

How to Encourage Positive Parent Teacher Relationships

Building relationships with your students’‭ ‬parents lays the foundation for a successful home-school partnership‭. ‬By interacting with parents ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

SLT Teachers Parental Engagement Teacher Resources SLT Resources
04 May 2017

Top 3‭ ‬Tips for Engaging Parents

When thinking of parental engagement in a child’s school life‭, ‬thoughts of Parents’‭ ‬Evening and phone calls home may spring to mind‭. ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Parents Students Blog Guide Parental Engagement Students & Parents Student & Parent Resources
04 May 2017

Parents Guide to Surviving Parents' Evening 

Parents’‭ ‬evening can be a stressful event for teachers and parents alike‭. ‬According to a survey of 2,000‭ ‬school parents in the UK‭, ‬55%‭ ‬felt they came away from ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Parents Blog Parental Engagement school involvement
03 Jul 2015

How to Be More Involved in Your Child's School Life

The benefits of parents being involved and present in a child’s school life has been researched countless times and the same results keep appearing - if a parent is engaged in ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Technology Parents Homework Education Guest Blog Parental Engagement
30 Jun 2015

Parenting Pressures & Technology's Role in Education

Caroline Gallagher looks at the pressures of parenting and the role of technology in ...

Author: Nabeelah Bulpitt

Parents Homework Blog Parental Engagement
02 Oct 2014

How to Engage Challenging Parents with Homework

Parents lead busy lives and can be hard to reach in the best of times, let alone when it comes to homework. We've shared some top tips on how you can ...

Author: Louise Raw

Homework Parental Engagement
14 Jun 2013

How to Get Parents Involved with Homework

How parents handle helping their children with homework, can reinforce how much of a positive value and that education is important. It can build a stronger bond between ...

Author: Naimish Gohil

Homework Blog Parental Engagement Conversation
19 Mar 2013

A Homework Conversation Between a Mum & Son

A couple of days ago, I was on the train heading home when I overheard a mother talking to her son...

Author: Naimish Gohil