How to involve hard-to-reach parents: encouraging meaningful parental involvement with schools (2011)

The more parents are involved at school, the more pupils achieve. 

Parental engagement plays a key factor in children's success at school. But some parents have little interaction with school, failing to attend meetings or respond to communications.

So how do schools identify and engage with these hard-to-reach parents? Key areas for schools to focus on include harnessing technology as an outreach, working with fathers and families as a whole, and using the community to improve contact.


Campbell, Clare. 2011. How to Involve Hard-to-Reach Parents – Encouraging Meaningful Parental Involvement with Schools. National College for School Leadership.