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Shared Practice: Engaging families (March 2024 recording)

A series of recorded interviews and accompanying presentation slides from a live session, to support schools with their family engagement activities

Type: Training videos
Level: Core, Silver, Gold
Audience: Additional Support Needs, Primary, Secondary
Key area: 2.5.1 Raising the profile of reading with families

This is a collection of three interviews from a live shared practice event held in March 2024 showcasing great practice examples of family engagement, with advice, top tips and pointers.

The recordings feature interviews with Lamington Primary School's Anita Baskerville, Brechin High School's Heather Stewart and Scottish Book Trust's Ella McLellan.

This content directly relates to key area (this will open in a new window)2.5.1 Raising the profile of reading with families.

We recommend watching these recordings and downloading the presentation below if you are exploring family engagement opportunities and ideas to try in your school.

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Shared Practice: Engaging families presentation slides

Shared Practice: Engaging families


Clara Owen and Liam McCallum from Scottish Book Trust share the introductory presentation, with reference to the evidence base and some of the strategic approaches to engaging families in a school's reading culture.

Interview: Anita Baskerville

From Lamington Primary School in South Lanarkshire, teacher Anita Baskerville talks to us about her school's journey from Core to Gold accreditation and how they have approached family engagement.

Interview: Heather Stewart

From Brechin High School in Angus, librarian Heather Stewart shares with us some of the approaches her school has adopted to inform and include families in their reading adventures.

Interview: Ella McLellan

Scottish Book Trust's Regional Outreach Cooridnator, Ella McLellan shares with us some of the fantastic practice she was seen while supporting schools across the southwest of Scotland.

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