Meet the Parents is a pioneering scheme to strengthen communities by encouraging families to support their local schools.
Our core activity is running events in primary schools where people can ‘meet the parents’ and students from the nearest secondary schools. We arrange for families from local comprehensives to come and talk frankly about their experience at school. It fills a gap between slick open days and age-old rumours in the playground. As the secondary school roll begins to fall across London and beyond, schools are under pressure to attract new pupils.
We have been operating in North London since 2012. In that time we have won over scores of parents to staying local rather than sending their children to schools outside the area. Each child aids community cohesion and brings a boost to the secondary schools’ budget.
In today’s educational landscape schools can change quickly yet parents’ views can often lag behind. Meet the Parents is there to ensure they get up-to-date information they can trust in a down-to-earth setting.
We also run events in the pre-school sector to boost the primary roll. Alongside our events we consult on school open days, branding and school appearance and make promotional films for schools through our sister business, http://www.schoolsonscreen.com.