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Family Partnership Working A Guide for Education Practitioners

by Rita Cheminais

Family Partnership Working A Guide for Education Practitioners Synopsis

Improving the quality and effectiveness of relationships with families is a key concern for all those working in education. Here, Rita Cheminais provides an evaluation framework that will enable practitioners to review current practice, and further enhance and develop their partnership working with families. Six key themes of family partnership working are explored: - ethos, vision and policy - leadership, management and co-ordination - communication and information sharing - partnership in practice - early intervention - effectiveness. Guidance on auditing your own work and action planning is included, and the book provides a range of practical resources which are available to download from the SAGE website. This a vital handbook for those working with the Birth to 19 age range in Children's Centres, primary and secondary schools, special schools, academies, Pupil Referral Units and Further Education colleges.

Family Partnership Working A Guide for Education Practitioners Press Reviews

'This comprehensive guide embodies the whole process of forming dynamic family/school partnerships; from explaining key underpinning theory and research methods to stage by stage implementation. An invaluable source of guidance in encouraging, supporting and sustaining the school that holds family partnership central to its core ethos for success' - Zoe Rye, SENCO (and Teacher of English)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781446207994
Publication date: 17th October 2011
Author: Rita Cheminais
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 128 pages
Categories: Teaching of students with specific learning difficulties / needs, School/community relations & school/home relations,

About Rita Cheminais

Rita Cheminais is a leading expert in the fields of special educational needs (SEN), nationally and internationally. With a background as a teacher, a SEN Co-ordinator, an OFSTED inspector, a General, Senior and Principal Adviser in SEN and Inclusion, as a School Improvement Officer, and as a Freelance Education Consultant, Rita has thirty seven years of practical experience. She is a prolific writer and respected author of journal articles and books in the areas of SEN, inclusion, Every Child Matters, Pupil Voice, and Partnership Working with Families and Multi-agencies. Rita speaks regularly at national conferences on these topics.

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