- When parents and teachers have strong relationships, children get many academic and social benefits.
- Building a relationship with your child’s school is about getting to know and being involved in your child’s school.
- At pre primary or primary school, you can build a relationship by helping in the classroom, going on excursions and more.
- At secondary school, you might need to adjust your relationship with the school so it fits around your child’s social needs.
Benefits of a strong parent-school relationship
As a parent, you know your child better than anyone else does. Your child’s teachers will want to get to know him too.
When you have a strong and respectful relationship with your child’s school and teachers, you’re in a good position to give them the information they need to help your child get the most out of his education. You and your child’s teachers can work together to support your child’s learning and wellbeing.
When everybody is working together in the best interests of your child, she’s likely to reap academic and social benefits, like:
- Regular school attendance
- Positive school results
- A positive attitude towards school
- Positive social and relationship skills
- A sense of wellbeing
- School completion