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Communicating With Parents Of Primary Pupils

The link between parents having an active role in their child’s education and strong performance academically has been acknowledged and accepted for many years. As such, we understand the importance of facilitating an open relationship between parents and schools to better support learning and identify any potential areas of concern. Here are some of the ways in which the pages in our library can be used to help foster a positive home-school relationship.

Including an overview of what children are learning at KS1 and KS2 is a great way to help parents understand what their child is being taught across essential areas, including literacy and numeracy. By outlining what learning aims are, parents are able to talk to students about specific areas of the curriculum and encourage them to discuss their experiences in the classroom. Taking this a step further, you can also include a page that offers a range of activities for parents to do with children to support their development. This can be as simple as offering prompts for parents to encourage creative thinking or providing a list of suggested reading materials for the student’s age and ability.

Adding in a page for parents to make regular notes is another way in which you can open a channel of communication that will better support a child’s education. If, for example, a pupil is having difficulty picking up certain spellings, a parent can communicate this to teachers through a diary page that outlines any issues, and teachers can react accordingly.