When should you talk to the school?
There are many reasons you may need to speak to the school. Sometimes speaking to the school can be a good thing, for example to hear about your child’s recent successes. However, sometimes you may need to contact the school for more serious issues.
Is your child being bullied?
Don’t keep your child off school. There are many people that are trained to help you and your child. If your child seems upset and scared, try and find out what’s bothering them. Encourage your child to talk to you and let them know that they are doing the RIGHT thing. More often than not a teacher can solve and issue with another child by talking to them or their parents. There is usually an underlying issue why one child is bullying another and a teacher will do all they can to find out what the problem is.
Are you worried about your child’s progress?
Make an appointment to see your child’s class teacher, they will be able to tell you how your child doing in class and whether there is anything they need extra help with. You don’t have to wait for parents’ evenings to find out. However, please be aware that it may not be possible for your child’s teacher to talk to you if you arrive without prior agreement after school.
Attend Parent’s evenings
Parent’s evenings are a great way to find out more about your child’s school life. You’ll have the opportunity to see their work, speak to the class teacher and find out how they are progressing both academically and socially. Attending parent’s evenings also shows your child that you believe that their education and wellbeing is important. It also contributes to the development of their self-esteem.
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