Parent Engagement and Partnership
Parents play a vital role in education. When parents are engaged and involved everyone benefits - children, parents, families, teachers, schools and communities - and Larkfields becomes enriched as a positive place to learn, teach and grow.
Parent engagement has a positive impact on student achievement. At Larkfields Junior School, pupils are supported and inspired to learn in a culture of high expectations in which parents:
- Are welcomed, respected and valued as partners by the school community in their children’s learning and development.
- Have a full range of choices and opportunities to enable them to be involved and support student success.
- Are engaged through on-going communication and dialogue to support a positive learning environment at home and at school.
What We Know about Parent Engagement:
Parents play a vital role in the development and education of their children. Parents and families have the primary responsibility for the development of their children’s character, with the support of their school and community.
Research clearly indicates that good schools become better schools when there is a strong connection with parents as part of the learning community. .Parents have a primary influence on their child’s attitudes towards school, their learning, and their future success.
How is this facilitated at Larkfields?
We use a number of strategies to try to engage our parents as much as possible with their children’s learning:
- Our open-door policy encourages parents to visit school; we have offered parent learning walks and use questionnaires to gain on-going feedback from our parents and carers.
- Weduc (our communication app) is used as a means to communicate between parents and teachers, making it much easier for working parents to discuss their children’s learning beyond the confines of the school gates.
- We have a Parent Post box in our entrance hall for parents to offer feedback about how we perform as a school.
- On a Wednesday morning, parents are welcome to come into the school reception area, where they will be greeted by out Parental Engagement lead, to discuss any concerns/issues that they might have through a drop-in clinic.