The Optimus blog

The blog that inspires leaders in the UK education sector

The Optimus blog

The blog that inspires leaders in the UK education sector

Fiona Carnie

Fiona Carnie is an educationalist and writer with an interest in voice and participation. On behalf of the charity Human Scale Education, Fiona led a DCSF-funded project from 2003-6 on Setting up Parent Councils. This involved working with a number of schools (primary and secondary) in challenging circumstances to develop structures to involve parents. She wrote a Case Study Report based on this project which is published on the DfE website.

Fiona contributed to the DCSF publication on Setting up a Parent Council and is currently working with a number of local authorities and schools to develop their parental engagement strategies.

Publications include Alternative Approaches to Education (Routledge Falmer, 2002), Pathways to Child friendly Schools: A Guide for Parents (Human Scale Education, 2004) and Harnessing Parent Power.

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Fiona Carnie

Building partnerships with parents

Parent engagement expert Fiona Carnie from Parentkind offers strategies to engage and work effectively with parents. It’s well known that parental engagement has a significant impact on a child’s education, not just academically but emotionally and in terms of building confidence too. So, how can...
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