Parents are passionate about helping their children succeed and improving their local school, and also have a wealth of skills, experience and resources at their disposal. They may be able to volunteer time to help at fundraising events or simply come in and read with kids. They might have professional skills they could put to good use, by becoming a @codeclub volunteer, start a drama or dance class either for free or at heavily subsidised rates, or just do a career's talk. There are many ways working parents can get involved, even if they cannot help during school hours. The possibilities are endless.
Currently very few schools fully leverage the wide range of skills available, nor do many parents know of ways in which they can help. It requires some organisation and coordination to fit it all into everyday busy lives. The opportunities need to be really clearly spelled out, made transparent and accessible.
I'm on a mission to join up those dots to facilitate this partnership between schools and parents, to benefit our kids! I'd love to hear from local schools, PTAs or parents who want to get involved.