The Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC) was pleased to support Parentkind at its launch in Parliament Buildings, Stormont on Tuesday 5 June.
Parentkind, the new name for PTA NI, is a national charity that champions the role of parents in education. It is the largest membership body of Parent Teacher Associations and other parent groups in Northern Ireland, England and Wales.
The event focused on the benefits of parental engagement in a child’s schooling and the value and importance of parental involvement in education to help children achieve their potential.
CSSC School Support Officers Heather McKenzie and Donna O’Connor signed up, on behalf of the Council, to Parentkind’s pledge which states:
“I consider the active participation of parents an essential ingredient in the success of our children’s education. I commit to supporting education policy that brings homes and schools together for the good of all children and society, where more parents are engaged in their child’s education in more ways."
Heather McKenzie commented
“Parentkind do excellent work in engaging with parents, children and schools across Northern Ireland. We know from our own work with controlled schools that parental involvement in a child’s education is invaluable. We are delighted to support this initiative”.