(Posted on 25/11/16)
Educational research and anecdotal stories all agree that parental involvement in their child’s learning is hugely influential and can impact strongly on their success in school. Yet, very few schools truly have exemplary and interactive relationships with their parents and make the most of this key partnership.
A key question as we design our school is how can we all promote positive Parental Engagement relationships within our school?
1. Talk to the teacher. Don't ever be afraid of the perception of being too involved. Every teacher knows that by pooling knowledge, it is easier to teach, support and challenge your child. With a mutual respect for our roles as teachers and parents, that communication will soon become enriching, informative and powerful.
2. Parental engagement should go beyond the role of fundraiser within the school to impact your child’s learning and achievement. Supporting learning at home is a key factor in progress. In our Parent Seminar series, we will happily share our pedagogical knowledge with you to ensure you have the tools to do this effectively at different stages of development and learning.
3. In turn, share your expertise with us and allow our teachers to tap into your reams of knowledge and experience which can bring the curriculum alive.
4. Teachers are aware that it takes a strong relationship to entrust another adult with your child’s well-being and their education. Get to know our amazing team of teachers as we grow over the forthcoming months, share information and it will be much easier to share this responsibility with them.
We look forward to working with parents in Chester to create a school which engages all, has positive relationships which lead to student success and a warm, happy and caring school community to which we are all proud to belong.