Working together to maximise student learning
The department's Parent and community engagement framework helps students, schools, parents and the community to work together to maximise student learning and wellbeing. Research shows parent and community engagement that is effectively focused on student learning can deliver powerful outcomes (OECD, 2011).
Why is parent and community engagement important?
Research shows that the most successful schools engage students, parents, carers and the community as partners in supporting student learning and wellbeing. Many schools have already developed strategies to engage with parents and community. The overwhelming evidence that parent engagement has a positive effect on student achievement has led to all state schools and their communities being encouraged to strengthen their engagement—with and between students, teachers, parents and carers, support staff, community, industry and business groups.
This framework outlines 5 key elements of parent and community engagement to make a positive difference in our students' education.
Key elements of the framework