Working with parents

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16th November 2018
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

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

By nm97yd

Postcards to Parents

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 as required.
By cdicristofaro

Advice to teachers - working with parents

This is advice doe teachers when dealing with parents and pastoral issues. It might be particularly useful for NQTs.
By maz1

New GCSE grading system poster

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.
By tamsaine

Positive Behaviour Cards

A home/ school link card tracking pupils behaviour
By martin elliott

Curriculum Overview for Parents Template

A nice, colourful template to fill in explaining what work your class are going to be doing this term.
By Simon_H

Parent Communication Log

Easy way of keeping track of conversations, phone calls and important information.
Print a page or two for each child.

By jsdanby1

Revision advice leaflet for Year 11 parents' evening

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".
By charliedawson

Teaching tips to give to worried parents

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 get the most out of it. This resource is available to all parents of children at both mainstream and SEN schools, and is of particular use to teachers as a guide to give to parents who are anxious about seeing their child succeed during the approaching exam period. It has been written by Veronica Bidwell, who is an author and Educational Psychologist with over thirty years’ worth of experience in her field.
By Jessia Kingsley Publishers

Parents' evening time sheet

General time sheet for parents' evenings.
By misssecondarymaths

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