Why parental engagement is central to better outcomes for children with SEND: Evidence and Values

Date and time
Tuesday, 23 November 2021
16.00 - 17.00


EVENT: ISEND Research Cluster

Presenter: Prof. Brian Lamb 

Seminar Description

Parental engagement and co-production is a central requirement of the SEND Code of Practice. While it is often clear why this is important as a value-based approach what is often less understood is why parental engagement is central to ensuring better outcomes for children with SEND and why the requirements on parental engagement in the SEND Code of Practice are framed in a particular way. Based on a review of research on parental engagement this seminar will explore the evidence for what types of engagement improve outcomes and how these insights are reflected in the Code of Practice so that teachers and SENCOs can be more effective in designing programmes of engagement for parents.

Who is the event for?

This is a free public event, which will be especially relevant to SENCOs, those working in schools and Local Authorities, and students studying the topic of inclusion and special educational needs and disabilities.

When: 23.11.21

Time: 16.00 to 17.00

Where: Online (Teams) 

Cost: Free - Please complete this form to register. 


Who to contact?

For more information about this event or the work of the ISEND Research Cluster please contact Dr Geraldene Codina g.codina@derby.ac.uk