Leading Cafés for All Part A

  • 2nd Nov 2021
  • Online
  • Citizenship, Literacy
  • Spaces
  • Primary
  • Teaching & Learning, Community
  • Partner Schools Save 50%
  • Affiliate Schools Save 25%
  • Non-members From £80.00


Leading Cafes for All Session A (2.11.21) - please state preferred time either: 10.30-12 or 15.30-17.00 when booking

Leading Cafes for All Session B (18.11.21) - please state preferred time either: 13.15-14.45 or 15.30 - 17.00 when booking

Session A is £80 per person and Session B is £80 per person

The Cafes for All® whole school approach, now used in over 600 primary schools, is a proven, cost effective way for schools to engage all parents in supporting learning and thereby help improve outcomes for children.g and thereby help improve outcomes for children.

What is Cafés for All®?

Cafes for All® is a simple, low cost and sustainable whole school approach, enabling teaching staff to harness the power of parents to support children’s learning

Cafes for All® is flexible, focusing initially on reading for pleasure, followed by other aspects of a broad and rich curriculum

Cafés for All® is for all year groups in primary schools, year 7 in secondary schools and early years’ settings

Cafés for All® aims to improve outcomes for children, enrich learning for all and develop an inclusive, supportive, learning-focused home/school partnership

This training is for members of SLT who take a lead on developing parental engagement with learning-

About The Course

Leading Cafés for All ®

Leading Cafés for All® training is extensive and detailed. It covers:

*how to complement and build on a school’s existing effective practice in working with families

*how to engage ALL parents

*the practicalities of enabling all staff to plan and run Cafés for All® sessions through using the well-crafted café format

*and how to adapt Café sessions in light of Covid 19 restrictions

*how to evaluate the impact of the Cafés for All® approach

What Teachers Say

Headteacher Alma Primary School , Enfield

……We wanted to build on and develop the strong relationships we had with parents of younger children and maintain them throughout the school.

We found that whilst parents attended meetings or workshops, their capacity to support their children at home was often compromised by their own educational experiences, language or confidence.

……Attendance for our cafés has been extremely high, even into Year 6. It has given teachers a real insight into the barriers to learning outside school that exist for a number of our children and how they can help improve outcomes for them.

Our KS2 outcomes were very good for progress and our attainment in Maths was particularly strong. I am convinced that putting in place Cafés for All has played a significant role in our success as the engagement of KS2 parents has improved year on year’.

Clarkson Infants School

I came to your training back in October and we have held two cafes so far with the third dated for late June. Just wanted to let you know that attendance at out cafes has been fantastic compared to our usual numbers for workshops and meetings. The feedback from parents has also been very positive and we have even seen a change in the feedback from session 1 to session 2, with parents referring more to the learning.

‘I just wanted to let you know we had our first learning café this week.. with a focus on letting the children take the lead and encouraging the 'process' not the product…We had over 60 parents/carers/grandparents attend. Everyone loved it and the parents learnt so much. Very worthwhile doing!! We are just planning our next one..... Thank you for your inspiration’

Head of School, Stilton C of E Primary Academy December 2018

The Beeches Primary School

The Curiosity Cafes have not only created more meaningful relationships between home and school, but we have also noted an impact on parental attendance at other school events. We have received positive feedback from the parents who, in particular, enjoy the non-threatening atmosphere of the sessions.

Professor Mick Waters

I have seen cafés in action - a simple idea which has a wonderful effect. The relaxed and informal atmosphere gives parents and carers the chance to be with their children as they learn and to join in as they feel able without pressure to do anything in particular. Because the pressure to get it right is removed, they typically get a lot right in supporting their children's learning...and the children love it. The informality helps teachers and others get to know parents and parents to get to enjoy their children enjoying learning. Everyone wins!

About the Programme Leader

Throughout her career as a teacher, senior leader and senior adviser for a local authority, Julie’s work has focused on inspiring , enabling and empowering all parents and schools to work in partnership in order to ensure best outcomes for each child, not only in terms of their academic achievement but also their emotional health and well-being.

She currently provides consultancy , advice and training to schools across the U.K. on how to do this, drawing on a wealth of experience and research in the field of stakeholder engagement and parental support for learning.

Cafés for All®, (A2E2’s ) highly successful whole school approach to parental engagement and support for learning, is now used in 600+ UK schools

Book Online
Title / Date
Time / Venue
Non-member Price
2nd Nov 2021
10:30am - 12:00pm
2nd Nov 2021
03:30pm - 05:00pm