Good relationships between parents and staff are essential for student success, and can be achieved through effective two-way communication and interaction.
Building strong partnerships begins even before children start at the school, as we work hard to engage with parents during the transition process from primary to secondary education.
Moving through the school, sharing relevant information about students, through reporting and direct contact, means that parents and teachers are much better equipped to provide the most appropriate all-round support.
In fact, evidence shows that parental involvement is key in several areas – raising academic achievement, improving behaviour, increasing attendance, and encouraging a more positive attitude towards homework and school in general.
The contribution from the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is another example of the invaluable role that parents play within the school. In addition to fundraising activities, the PTA strives to promote understanding and good relationships amongst parents, and between parents and staff.