How can we improve children's performance at school and parents' participation in society, removing barriers such as lack of language skills and network access? A study on family engagement highlighted seven principles for parental inclusion.

Schools which adopt a range of strategies to ease transition help students make better progress. How can a warm school transition have an impact on children's well-being, motivation and attainment, helping them developing skills to face new situations with confidence?

Entrepreneurial education refers to the ability of turning ideas into action. It includes creativity, innovation and risk taking, as well as the skill of planning and managing projects in order to achieve objectives. How can school give students the attitudes, knowledge and competences to act in an entrepreneurial way?

A Community School is a place where everyone is welcome and feels at home, developing a real sense of pride for "his school". Working to build partnerships and relationships with individuals, families, other schools and the whole local community is essential for helping young people succeed academically, socially and emotionally, ensuring they can make the best progress possible. 

Some tips from Hampton Hill Junior School to involve parents, carers and the wider community, as well as inspire and motivate students.

Preventing dropout is a complex issue that requires to consider different aspects; one of those is students’ involvement with school. The reason why the matter has reached a so impressive importance relies on its predictive power on a wide range of students’ present and future behaviours, such as academic performance, disruptive actions in the school environment and educational achievement. How should school prevent young people's disaffection and encourage a sense of belonging?

What is an inclusive school and why it is so important to keep young students engaged? The answer from Agrupamento de Escolas José Saramago.