“A really valuable experience that has pushed us forward and made us reflects on the impact of our work with parents and carers and to have the capacity to keep doing this, to the benefit of our families and pupil progress.”
“A very positive experience, which has supported and guided the work we are doing in school. It was nice to involve parents fully and enable them to have an open voice to discuss how the school engages with parents”
“The structure of the award is of a high standard, clearly set out and straight forward.”
“Assessment for the Award gave many staff the opportunity to share their work and their passionate commitment to our school and our community. It is always good to have opportunities to celebrate positive outcomes!”
“The assessors report will be used to really drive parental involvement forward across the whole school.”
Welcome to the Engaging Families Award
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The content is intended to provide a brief introduction to the Engaging Families Award and we hope you find it useful.
The Engaging Families Award (EFA) is a quality mark for schools and early years settings.
It has been developed to enable schools, academies and nurseries to evidence and support the work they do to engage with families and community to improve outcomes for children and young people.
The EFA Framework provides a detailed, yet easy-to-follow structure, allowing the school or nursery to audit current practice and to reflect on and review their work with families.
In this way, schools and nurseries are able to establish their current position and identify strengths as well as areas for development.
In view of the collaborative nature of this whole process it pulls together aspects of the work from across the school and heightens awareness of the breadth and depth of work with families.
There are many benefits to schools in completing the Award, some of which are very briefly listed below:
To recognize and celebrate current success in engaging families.
To embed & sustain work with families.
To develop and improve work by identifying areas for development.
To evidence the impact of work with families.
To support schools and nurseries in the self – evaluation process and in providing inspection evidence for outstanding leadership and management.
To provide evidence for the use & impact of the Pupil Premium.
Investing in work to engage families is good use of the Pupil Premium. Evidence shows that family engagement is critical to improving outcomes for all children but particularly those from low-income families. Even for families living in poverty, children can achieve well if parents are helped to be involved, and committed to their child’s learning.
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