Parental engagement is a critical part of a child’s educational development. But effective parental engagement is not easy to achieve. There are myriad demands on teachers’ and parents’ time, so schools need simple solutions to meet the needs of all.Luckily, technology can help: when there’s an app for everything, why not utilise technology to improve communication between school and home, encourage parents to take an interest in their children’s schoolwork and ease teachers’ workload burden. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Capita SIMS, who are at the heart of the school data ecosystem, to explore how harnessing the power of technology can be key to boosting parental engagement and creating a united community of staff, students and parents. In this hub, expert practitioners will discuss how schools can achieve a joined-up approach to communicating and collaborating with parents to help them understand and support their children’s school life.