Last Updated: Friday, May 06, 2022

Engaging fathers in Family Learning series

What is this?

These Creative Conversations are aimed at practitioners and staff across all sectors who have responsibility or are involved in supporting children and families.

  • Session one focused on two dads' projects delivered at a local level
  • Session two focused on effective strategies in engaging fathers.

Who is this for?

Practitioners and staff across all sectors who have responsibility or are involved in supporting children and families.

Session 1

The Syrian Resettlement Dads Group is a discrete group formed to specifically target Syrian dads in Edinburgh with the objective of engaging them in their child's, and their own, education. This group is now part of City of Edinburgh Council Resettlement Programme (formerly Syrian Resettlement Programme).

The Read Write Count (RWC) Equality and Equity Dads Group aims to identify and address barriers to participation and increase engagement in their child’s and their own learning.

Session 2:

In this creative conversation, Fathers Network Scotland focus on why engaging dads in their children’s learning is a good thing; barriers to engagement and provide a case study

The Scottish Book Trust offer inspiration and practical ideas as well as insights from evaluations on learning under lockdown

YouTube video case study: How Dad-friendly is Our School? Tips for including fathers

Download(s)

PDF file: Dad's Involvement in Schools Report - Summary (1.3 MB)

PDF file: Fathers Network Scotland’s Work in Primary Schools (120 KB)

PDF file: A Practical Guide to Father-Inclusive Practice (557 KB)

PPT file: Read, Write, Count (5.1 MB)