Victoria Nursery School
Orla McAllister tells how their engagement with parents has improved pupil outcomes.
Engaging with parents can positively impact on pupil outcomes.
As parents’ literacy and numeracy skills are developed they are better placed to support their children’s educational development.
As parents’ literacy and numeracy skills are developed this can help their self-esteem, sense of well-being and possibly their employment opportunities.
Start with child-centred activities that are fun such as planting and cooking.
Develop relationships with parents so that they see the school as supporting their child and them.
Once parents are used to coming to school for shared activities then extend the activities to those that specifically support the parents development.
What activities are you doing that engage parents in their child’s learning?
What activities could you do to develop parents learning so that they could support their child?