Engaging Parents

Parent involvement can be one of the biggest influences on student success. Here are our top tips to drive engagement.

 

Create a calendar
A regularly updated calendar keeps parents in the loop for upcoming events.

 

Use video
Utilising video chat platforms, such as BOTIM, allows teachers to give guidance on how parents can help with certain assignments, and parents can provide feedback where they think their child may need extra help.

 

Host coffee mornings
Invite parents to coffee mornings for an informal catch up to discuss their children’s progress as well as improve face-to-face communication.

 

 

 

 

Hold information days
Plan days where parents can attend talks on key topics, such as improving their children’s safety on the internet.

 

Invite them into the classroom
Let parents see the environment their children learn in by inviting them to watch a lesson.

 

Create a library section for parents
Give parents a designated section in the library to take out books.