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Gladstone SHS community engagement framework

'Schools need to work in partnership with parents to make their expectations appropriately high and challenging, and then work in partnership with children and the home to realize, and even surpass, these expectations' (Hattie, 2012, p. 70)

Many schools have already developed strategies to engage with parents and community. However with the overwhelming evidence that parent engagement has a positive effect on student achievement, all state schools and their communities are being encouraged to strengthen their engagement - with and between students, teachers, parents and carers, support staff, community, industry and business groups.

This framework outlines five key elements of parent and community engagement to make a positive difference in our students' education. The five elements are:

  • Communication,
  • Learning Partnerships,
  • Community Collaboration,
  • Decision Making and
  • Participation.

Information and strategies suggested for parents and the community are provided by clicking on the relevant subpages on the left toolbar, however more information about the framework can be found using the following link: