How Father Friendly is Your School?

How Father Friendly is Your School?

slf-logo-2017-no-website.jpgResearch overwhelmingly shows that dads (and other father figures) involvement in school has a positive effect on children’s educational attainment and wellbeing, yet often the level of engagement with dads is poor.

To address this lack of engagement Chris Wilson and Alison Cameron from Prestonpans Primary School, developed a toolkit aimed at teachers to help schools become more dad-friendly. Since March Alison has been leading the trial of this pioneering dad-inclusive toolkit in five primary schools across East Lothian. To understand the impact Gitit Kadar-Satat Researcher and Tutor at The University of Edinburgh has been carrying out a detailed study, interviewing and surveying teachers, children and of course dads.

As part of the Scottish Learning Festival 2017 on Thur 22 September 3:15 Gitit Kadar-Satat, will showcase the toolkits for teachers and present findings from the study in a Seminar entitled '(Seminar Code D1H).

you may also be interested in a seminar presented by one of our partners The Community Learning and Home School Partnership Service  who have carried out a similar project in South Lanarkshire. Gail McKillop will be presenting 'Promoting Roles of Father Figures (PROFF) group – Calderside Academy and St John Ogilvie Learning Communities, South Lanarkshire which is taking place on the same day at 10:45 (seminar Code D1F).


SLF is completely FREE for everyone to attend and contributes towards your career long professional learning. To book your place, browse the conference programme, note the seminars you want to attend and visit the Education Scotland website HERE, for booking information. Remember to book early to guarantee a place at the sessions of your choice.


September 21, 2017 at 1:15pm - 2pm
SEC Glasgow
Exhibition Way
Glasgow G3 8YW
United Kingdom
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