Family Focus Consultancy

Family Focus Consultancy (FFC), established in 2015 to meet the needs of Teachers, Schools and Parents on Parental Engagement in Schools.

Teachers will be able to access professional learning

School Administration staff will be able to help strengthen their skills in interacting with parents though professional learning materials.

FFC can also arrange to work with your Parents and wider school communities to ensure meaningful and authentic interactions and engagement with your School.

We offer a Pro Bono service for Parents to support them individually to engage and interact with teachers, schools and the wider Department of Education , building a scaffold to respectful, meaningful and productive relationships which allows for the best outcomes for children.

FFC will provide you with support that aligns with both Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and the Federal Governments pillars of education

Family Focus Consultancy aims to ensure meaningful and successful relationships between Schools, Teachers, and Parents that put the child at the centre of all outcomes.

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BOSTES Accredited

Workshops will contribute six hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 7.3.2 and 3.7.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

7.3.2 Establish and maintain respectful collaborative relationships with parents/ carers regarding their children’s learning and wellbeing.

3.7.2 Plan for appropriate and contextually relevant opportunities for parents/ carers to be involved in their children’s learning.