Centre for Education Economics - 'Parents: the silent stakeholder’

Centre for Education Economics - 'Parents: the silent stakeholder’

Date: 22 May 2018 Venue: The Key 2nd Floor, 29 Ludgate Hill London EC4M 7JR
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Type: Seminar Fee: Free of charge

On Tuesday 22 May Cambridge Assessment supported the Centre for Education Economics (CfEE) in delivering a series of panel discussions looking at the role of parents as stakeholders to schools. The two panel discussions 'Is education done to you or with you?' and 'Can parent engagement influence outcomes?' was debated by eleven leaders of education bodies including Amy Finch from Ofsted and Emma Knights OBE, National Governance Association, along with international insights from Norman LaRocque from the Asian Development Bank and Tony McAleavy from the Education Development Trust. Norman joined us live from Karachi in Pakistan via a video conference connection.

Evidence indicates a vital connection between parental participation and the teaching profession in educating the next generation. A recognition of joint responsibility is an essential precursor for defining the roles of teachers and parents. This cannot happen in a vacuum. A pro education culture – in society rather than confined to government – is an absolute essential foundation for high-quality education. This can only be delivered by representatives of the teachers and learners working together. This event examined the parent perspective and introduced economic understanding of the issue from an international perspective.

The event was streamed live courtesy of Cambridge Assessment on the CfEE's Twitter and YouTube, click here to watch a recording.

Read Schoolsweek's report on Amy Finch's comments.

2nd Floor, 29 Ludgate Hill London EC4M 7JR