Parents hold a unique and valuable position of influence in their children’s lives, shaping their growth and development in countless ways. One of the most impactful domains where their involvement makes an incredible difference is in their education. As educators, it’s important to get parents actively involved in their child’s education. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of ways to increase their involvement.
9 Strategies to involve parents in child’s Education:
- Open and frequent communication: Establish clear channels of communication with parents, such as newsletters, emails, or a dedicated online platform, to share important information about the child’s progress, upcoming events, and educational resources.
- Recognising Parents as Valued Stakeholders: Educators should actively invite parents to participate more actively in their child’s educational journey and encourage them to share crucial insights and information. Embracing parents as partners in education leads to a more holistic and enriching learning experience for all stakeholders involved.
- Parent-teacher conferences: Schedule regular parent-teacher conferences to discuss the child’s academic performance, strengths, and areas for improvement, and set goals collaboratively. Encourage parents to actively participate by sharing their insights and concerns.
- Workshops, Webinars and educational sessions: Organise workshops or informational sessions for parents on topics such as effective study habits, technology in education, or understanding the curriculum. These sessions can enhance parents’ knowledge and equip them to support their child’s learning at home.
- Parent support groups: Facilitate the formation of parent support groups where they can connect with one another, share experiences, and discuss strategies for supporting their child’s education. This peer support network can foster a sense of community and provide valuable insights and ideas.
- Celebrating parent involvement: Recognise and celebrate parents who actively participate in their child’s education. This could be through certificates, awards, or appreciation events to acknowledge their efforts and contributions.
- Parent feedback and involvement in decision-making: Seek input from parents on important educational decisions, policies, and initiatives. Their perspectives and insights can help shape a more inclusive and effective educational environment.
- Home-school collaboration projects: Encourage collaborative projects between home and school, where parents and students work together on assignments, research, or presentations. This promotes shared responsibility and strengthens the bond between families and the educational institution.
- Using School Management Software: School management software features like online portals, messaging systems, and real-time updates allow parents to stay informed about their child’s academic progress, attendance, and upcoming events.
Positive impacts on Parental involvement in the education of children:
- Improves academic performance and higher grades
- Increases motivation and engagement in learning
- Enhances attendance and reduced the likelihood of school dropout
- Improves behaviour and reduced disciplinary issues
- Development of strong study habits and organisational skills
- Better communication and collaboration between parents, teachers, and students
- Increases self-confidence and sense of achievement
- Expands access to educational resources and support at home
- Greater awareness of the child’s strengths, weaknesses, and educational needs
- Preparation for future success and higher educational attainment.
School management software simplifies not only communication but also administrative processes such as fee payments, event registrations, and permission slips, reducing the burden on parents and freeing up more time for them to focus on their child’s educational needs. Overall, the integration of school management software fosters a collaborative partnership between parents and educators, leading to improved parent involvement and ultimately enhancing the educational experience for the child.
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SUMS Features: The Ideal School Manager
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- Easy & Quick Communication: Inclusive platform offering seamless communication features for parents, teachers and admins.
- One-Tap Registration System: Student registration is made easy with SUMS.
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- Fee Management: Tap, select and pay. A one-tap solution to pay your fees with SUMS.
- Integrated Financial Accounting: Admins and users communicate easily while maintaining financial records with SUMS.
- Library Management: No repetitive tasks or manual labour for maintaining library records. Book records management is made easy and hassle-free with SUMS.
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