Sue Atkins Parenting Club for Schools

Why parents matter

Ultimately, all parents want what is best for their children, and a strong parent-child relationship is vital for raising a happy confident, resilient & well-balanced adult with strong self-esteem and positive mental health.

Schools can’t be expected to provide parental advice for parents and carers, but ongoing research shows that family engagement in schools improves children’s achievement, reduces absenteeism, and restores parents’ confidence in their children’s education.


Engaged, Supported Parents Make A BIG Difference

Students with involved parents, or other caregivers, earn higher grades and test scores, have better social skills, and show improved behaviour.

They are less likely to fall into gangs, take drugs or suffer anxiety.

They have:

  • More confidence and greater self-esteem
  • Higher attendance rates
  • Lower risk of exclusion
  • More enthusiasm for learning
  • Better results
  • Are happier


John Hattie’s seminal study, ‘Visible Learning’ found that “the effect of parental engagement over a student’s school career is equivalent to adding two or three years to that student’s education”.

That’s why it is so important that schools work in partnership with parents, from a child’s first days at school right through to when they leave.

When schools and parents listen to each other and work together, it has a really positive impact on attainment and student well-being.

“Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising achievement in schools. When parents and teachers work together to improve learning, the gains in achievement are significant.’’ Harris & Goodall University of Warwick 2007

How Schools Can Engage & Support Parents

By your school joining the Sue Atkins Parenting Club you are giving professional non-judgemental support & advice to all the parents and carers in your school.

Most of us go on courses from marketing to management but rarely do parents get advice on how to raise their children after antenatal classes.

If your school is looking for parenting help and advice from someone who really understands the challenges raising kids can bring, then you’re in the right place.


Why join The Sue Atkins Parenting Club

Your school can buy a yearly subscription and download a FREE Webinar on  Parental Wellbeing & Mental Health as a thank you for joining that can be shared with all your parents.

Sue’s Parenting Club is an online community for parents who want to be the best they can be & want to bring up happy, confident, resilient ‘Can Do Kids’.

Bursting with Quick Win One Minute Videos, Webinars, Masterclasses, eCourses, Podcasts, Checklists and Guides & all Sue’s books & Resources.

Sue’s Parenting Club also features a weekly “Sue in Conversation With’’ Series exclusively for members, where she interviews some of the leading experts & authors in Child Development, Early Years, Special Needs & Primary & Secondary Education around ALL aspects of raising happy, confident, resilient children from babies to teens.

Each Expert Interview is posted at 11 am on Tuesday morning (UK time) and if your school subscribes to the interview it lands straight into your parent’s individual feed.

As a former Deputy Headteacher Sue covers topics like dyslexia, autism, speech & language development, childhood trauma, early brain development & neuroscience, handling divorce, bullying, and a wide range of school issues to well-being & mental health.  She talks about work-life balance, relationships, and juggling a busy lifestyle with parenting & gives parents down to earth strategies, ideas and practical tips as well as news updates, and sometimes other people’s stories to inspire.

Reaching out to all parents, making sure they know how important they are and how they can best support their child is one of the most important responsibilities for a school.’


When your school signs up to get updates, parents will get an email to let them know what’s new every week in the Club. They can unsubscribe from this at any time.

For more information and to sign up: