How Can Parents & Teachers Work Together?

Aug 29, 2019 by

Teachers and parents working together is essential for a student’s academic success. Communication is key and the more information parents and teachers share with each other, the more a child will benefit.

Here is some great advice from Laude Fontenebro English on how to build a successful teacher and parent partnership and support your child’s learning…

  • Communication is vital between parents and teachers. Parents want to know how their child is progressing at school and teachers need the support of parents to encourage learning at home. School Parent Evenings are an ideal opportunity for parents and teachers to communicate and these events should not be missed. Use this valuable time with your child’s teacher to discuss classwork, behaviour, or to raise any concerns.

  • If you are unable to make it to a parents evening, but you wish to speak to your child’s teacher, it is important to find a suitable time. Parents often try to speak to teachers when they drop off their child in the morning; however this isn’t always practical. At this time a teacher needs to ensure that their class have arrived safely and they will be keen to start their day. Instead it is best to wait until the end of the day, when all the children have left, to talk to a teacher, or arrange an appointment with the school office.

  • It is important for parents to remember that a simple ‘thank you’ can help parents to establish a good relationship with a teacher. Give feedback to the teacher and let them know how much your child has enjoyed their class. This will show them just how much their hard work is appreciated.
  • Lastly, by keeping up a good attendance and punctuality record, you will also help to build a good relationship with your child’s teacher. They want to see that your child is keen to learn and that their education is valued by parents.
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