Parent Hub, the smartphone app that helps parents and teachers connect more effectively will be exclusively launching a new, free version of its service at the BETT Show 2016, which will be held at ExCel in London between 20th and 23rd January.
The Parent Hub team will be showcasing the app throughout the show at stand BFG7. They’ll be available to help teachers sign up for free and offer insight into their fresh philosophy of Parental Engagement for Learning.
To explore the wider topic of parental engagement, Parent Hub is also hosting an exclusive roundtable event on Wednesday 20th January at 5.15pm at the Primary Learn Live theatre, BETT Show 2016. Nick Haisman-Smith, Chief Executive Officer at Family Links, and Janet Goodall, a lecturer in educational leadership and management at Bath University will be joining the debate along with other panellists, including headteachers, teachers and parents. Attendees will be offering their insight on the need for a new approach to parental engagement, as well as exploring ways in which technology can aid better educational outcomes for young people.
James Whitaker, founder of Parent Hub said: “We are really proud to be launching our free version of Parent Hub as part of BETT Futures, the recognised home of the world’s most inspiring ed-tech start-ups.
“Parental Engagement is set to be a hot education topic of 2016, and for us, we believe a fundamental new approach is needed in order to truly harness its potential. We’re pioneering what we call Parental Engagement for Learning, whereby parents and teachers work together to extend and improve a young person’s opportunities to learn. Through this roundtable, we’ll be exploring ways in which technology, amongst other things, can help to remove the barriers between school and home so that this partnership can have a transformative positive impact on the student.”