Do parents know they matter?: raising achievement through by Alma Harris PDF

By Alma Harris

ISBN-10: 1855394790

ISBN-13: 9781855394797

It's normally agreed that attractive mom and dad with their kid's studying is confident and has wide-reaching advantages. This e-book articulates why parental engagement is of worth and the way it may be accomplished with optimistic effects. past the why and the way, the ebook explores what potent parental engagement is, making specific the hyperlink among this and the impression at the studying of the kid. To aid this, functional, practicable recommendations and techniques are supplied via case experiences. The publication offers a strong blend of educational idea supported with quantifiable and qualitative facts from scholars, mom and dad and colleges, along solutions supplied by way of those that paintings with the demanding situations of this time table each day. it's going to problem, encourage and encourage knowing throughout the political time table, and empower and allow faculties to boost their perform.

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The Headlands School improved communication about homework by introducing information sharing via booklets, meetings and web-based information. This approach has removed some of the tension around homework as students and parents know exactly what homework has been set, when the hand-in day is 34 Do Parents Know They Matter? and what the objectives are for the home work. A similar approach has been adopted at Rising Brook College where school staff work with parents to provide parent friendly homework packs to help support learning in the home.

Parents were given access to data regarding attendance, lateness, commendations and sanctions, and both parents and the school report significant positive benefits for students from this improved information flow. Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Technology College introduced an iReporting system as part of a wider process of developing communication with parents. As well as weekly and half-term newsletters, parents have access to detailed information about attendance, punctuality, performance and behaviour.

M. every day and through the holidays. Students attend the 'Teacher Free Zone' and parents are encouraged to utilize parenting classes, health, legal and financial support facilities. The school is active in helping single parents return to work by offering skills training and using a recruitment agency at parents evenings and other gatherings. What does effective practice with partnership opportunities look like? • • • Supportive parent partnership activity is a feature of the school, and parents are actively encouraged to join in.

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