Today I received an email from BOSTES to say that Family Focus Consultancy has been granted endorsement at the proficient teacher level for two courses that cover parent engagement.
This endorsement allows us to provide professional development to teachers that has accredited hours under standards 7.3.2 and 3.7.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
For those of you who have been following this journey with us this has taken a long time from the inception of the idea till this point. The support of friends and family have been invaluable as has the quiet support of the team that has helped this start up business, who have been there when needed pushing but knowing that sometimes patience isn't my strong point. For me I see this as an opportunity to do more to support teachers to support families in education. I see that sometimes this is hard to demonstrate and connecting to parents to ensure partnerships in learning is key to success for our kids.
I look forward to the next steps, arranging workshops attending a BOSTES providers information session and connecting with teachers to get the information out to let them all know that we now can offer either an hour taster or a six hour course on Parental Engagement, connecting with other kindred organisation to support each other in the same fields.