Communicating with your child's school is essential to your son or daughter’s academic success. The more information parents and teachers share with each other, the more students can benefit.
Here are some great tips from Orchard House School on how to build a successful partnership with your child’s school…
You have heard the phrase ‘communication is key’ and this particularly important when it comes to a parent and teacher relationship. Effective two-way communication helps to develop trust and by working together with your child’s teacher you can build a successful partnership which will support your child’s learning journey.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. It is okay to ask for advice about how to help your child or ask questions about what’s happening at school. It also helps teachers to know if there is anything outside school that may be affecting your child. The right questions can help parents to understand how teachers approach certain issues. This can help you to work together with the school to support your child.
It can be difficult to know what is happening in your child’s classroom, but it’s helpful to know what the plan is and the topics your child will be learning. Find out if there is a learning plan for your child’s class and use this information to help with homework or to talk to your child about how school is going.
Being part of your child’s school community is one way of showing your child that you value their education. If you’d like to be involved in your child’s classroom or school, but don’t know how, you can speak to a teacher or get in touch with the school office. It is also important to attend school meetings and events to become familiar with your child’s school community.