We have been avid Family Links supporters for five years and have trained four parent group leaders. More than a hundred of our parents have done The Nurturing Programme and another hundred and fifty The Parenting Puzzle. We have parents asking us to run programmes all the time.
The impact has been great. It has fostered a sense of community in our parents - they set up WhatsApp groups and meet for coffee - months after the group has finished.
It supports our parents to take a consistent approach aligned with our approach in school and it has helped many of our parents to build their own confidence. Importantly, it has helped us to build relationships with our families and has supported strengthening home-school relations.
Ed Vainker, Executive Head, Reach Academy