Looking beyond the school gate: engaging the community
If you watched Channel 4’s fly on the wall documentary, Educating Essex that followed a group of GCSE students, and the staff who taught them, then you certainly will remember the infectious enthusiasm of Vic Goddard, the Principal of Passmores Academy.

Vic has a strong ethos of serving his school community, which hasn’t always been easy! In one story, Vic reveals how an evening with parents to celebrate their child’s catering success and sample their culinary delights turned to disappointment, when parents failed to attend and show their support.

Episode take-aways:
Strategies that lead to willing parent engagement and participation
Employing marginal gains theory to enhance pedagogical approaches
Allowing young people to fail in order to progress

Please pay the knowledge forward and share with your community!


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