Welcome to the EWC's Blog – Sôn. Sôn is a Welsh word meaning mention.
We are hosting a range of opinions on education and professional issues which we hope you'll find interesting. The views of the authors are their own.
At Parentkind our vision is that the active participation of parents is considered an essential ingredient in the success of our children’s education by society, schools and parents themselves.
Our mission is to tirelessly support and champion all the ways parents can participate in education and have their voices heard. Our ambition is to have more parents involved and engaged in more ways both at home and school. When our name change took us from PTA Cymru to Parentkind we continued to provide the best ongoing support for our members, developing further opportunities to truly place parents at the heart of what we do, as individuals as well as members of parent groups.
We have identified 5 areas of work that we will deliver in Wales with parents and our partners:
Our own research shows that 84% of parents want to play an active role in their child’s education. We bridge the gap between what parents want and how they can best meet their child’s needs.
In Wales we asked our Assembly Members to ‘take the #ParentkindPledge’ as part of our campaign to show their support in considering the importance of parental engagement and involvement in education policy that ‘brings home and schools together’. We were delighted to attract cross-party backing, and for Cabinet Secretary Kirsty Williams to give a supportive speech on the day.
Further information can be found at: