FI conference – ‘The Dad Factor’: brilliant ideas for involving fathers in schools and children’s learning

Published: 13 January 2011

Friday 18 March 2011 in the Royal Horticultural Halls, London, SW1P 2PE

Join us at this major conference to explore how to mobilise the unique contribution fathers can make to their children’s educational attainment and learning.

Where schools and early years services are proactive in their approach to engaging fathers they see a significant increase in the numbers of fathers involved in the life of the school – both in supporting children’s learning and in governance.

The event will focus on how to develop effective approaches to engaging fathers of all children, particularly those from poorer backgrounds.

Schools and early years services which have engaged fathers in specific support to children with low levels of attainment have seen substantive improvements in children’s learning.

Who will be speaking

Delegates will hear from a range of professionals from education and early years as well as from fathers themselves about the secrets of their success. This will be of particular interest to schools as they develop their thinking on how to use the Pupil Premium.

Delegates will also hear from a range of inspiring speakers including a Government Minister (TBC) about what the Coalition’s agenda for schools means for engaging fathers, and from the Institute’s own Head of Research (Adrienne Burgess) on the latest evidence about the impact of father’s involvement on children’s attainment, aspirations and achievement.

What’s included

Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • hear from fatherhood experts about the impacts that fathers have on their children’s attainment and learning.
  • learn about the approaches used by schools and early years who are successfully engaging fathers.
  • explore coherent and strategic approaches to engaging fathers.
  • network with colleagues.

Who is the conference for?

Early Years services managers, staff, volunteers; Head teachers; primary/secondary teaching staff and volunteers; learning mentors; School Nurses, Counsellors SENCOs, Learning Assistants, Family Learning Teams, Community Education staff, other extended services

What does it cost?

Full price: £195

Charity rate: £165

Early Bird Discount: Book a place before the end of January and save 10%. The first twenty delegates to book will also receive a free set of four full-colour A2 posters.

Book two places and the second place will be charged at £175.

Subscribers to Champions Plus receive an additional 10% discount.

Book now

Book now by completing this form. Return it to Jayne Bell at OR by fax to 0845 683 8679

More information

To find out more, please contact:
Katherine Jones
Training Manager
07867 761251

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