Parental Engagement Network


PEN has been working with schools and settings to engage parents and caregivers in their child's learning and development since 2011. 

Through our membership we have helped hundreds of schools develop an approach that fosters communication and understanding resulting in raised attainment. 


Don't take our word for it...


“This is exactly what we need – practical fun ways to engage parents in learning. I have been very impressed by the uptake and the very positive outcomes from the project” 

 Sarah Rudd, Headteacher, Newall Green Primary School, Manchester.

What's the PEN Toolkit all about?

The PEN Toolkit is a programme you can use to develop a universal whole-school approach to parental engagement.

Working through each of the eight areas will help you audit your current practice and implement strategies to improve outcomes.

The membership area provides links to research, tools, resources, techniques and strategies that you can download and use as you wish, both for yourself and your team. 

Members also get priority on funded projects and more than 50 primary Family Home Learning Sheets linked to the curriculum.

Jump over to our home page and follow the links to find out more!

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I have learnt how vulnerable some parents are and how important it is to show an approachable face and that we are here support them." Helen Douglas, Chorlton Park Primary School, Manchester.

I have learned about the importance of early years intervention. I enjoyed the quality time spent with parents" Jackie Marsden, Poolsbrook Primary Academy, Chesterfield.

"The training and discussion with other schools was inspiring!" Katherine Edwards, Argoed High School, Flintshire



"Parents are enjoyable to work with. Parents are not scary!"

Teacher, Hazel Grove Primary School


“I learnt to use laughter and fun to relax parents.”

Teacher on The Mouse Club Project



“Mouse Club helped mum see what L could do.” 

Teacher, The Wilmslow Academy


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