Working with parents

Advice, practical tools and short videos to help teachers interact effectively with parents

Tes Resources Team

Working With Parents

Top tips and practical advice for ensuring that communication with parents is productive  

Interacting with parents presents an important opportunity for teachers to make sure that pupils' positive behaviour is praised and disruptive behaviour is addressed quickly and efficiently. After all, parents and teachers are working towards the same goal: what's best for the student. 

To support effective teacher-parent communication, we’ve gathered a selection of practical tools, which will help you to deal with a range of situations.

Working with parents and parents' evening

Parents Evening form
nm97yd

Parents Evening form

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A form I created last year for Parents Evening. Each child had one and I wrote in levels and any other notes I wanted to mention. It meant I had something in front of me for each child and could write anything down the parents wanted me to follow up. Printed 2 per sheet so the form was A5
Postcards to Parents
cdicristofaro

Postcards to Parents

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Set of Postcards to send home with child to communicate achievement. Your child is the Star of the Week! Your child has done something great! Your child has had an amazing week! **Following feedback on comments here I have attached PPT versions of the documents so that they can be amended a...
New GCSE grading system poster
tamsaine

New GCSE grading system poster

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A poster showing the translation between the current (A - G) GCSE grading system and the new (9 - 1) one. It's a poster that can go up around school or made into a little leaflet to go home to parents.
Parent Communication Log
jsdanby1

Parent Communication Log

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Easy way of keeping track of conversations, phone calls and important information. Print a page or two for each child.
Revision advice leaflet for Year 11 parents' evening
charliedawson

Revision advice leaflet for Year 11 parents' evening

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This revision advice leaflet was designed by Steve Collett in my maths team. We gave a colour copy to every parent at our recent Year 11 Parents' Evening and they were really well received. They certainly helped create a felling of "we're all in this together".
Teaching tips to give to worried parents
Jessia Kingsley Publishers

Teaching tips to give to worried parents

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This resource is designed for parents to provide the best level of support to their child s learning development. It provides simple yet highly effective advice on how to encourage your child s learning without taking too much ownership, whilst helping to ensure that they both enjoy learning and...