Building a partnership with school

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Building a partnership with school

The best outcomes are possible for students when families and schools work together. On this page: Video: Helping to make school work for your child It’s all about relationships Supporting your child’s learning Looking after yourself and celebrating progress Video: Helping to make school work for your child Learning Together contains a range of information […]

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Keeping in touch with school

The basics of a positive partnership with staff at your child’s school is the same as for any other relationship: mutual respect, listening skills, empathy and good communication. On this page: Many ways to communicate Let school know what’s been happening at home Negotiate the level of information-sharing you want If you need an interpreter […]

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Getting involved at school

There are many ways to get involved with school. It’s worth finding ways that can work for you, your child and the school. On this page: Helping out in the classroom Helping out for special events or camps Getting involved on school committees or school council Staying involved at secondary level There are many reasons […]

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Being part of the school community

A school is much more than its students, teachers and other staff. Many parents and carers find it very rewarding to become involved with their school community – and that it helps their child as well. On this page: A sense of belonging for your child Support for your child’s social learning How families can help […]

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Building your relationships with school staff

An effective working relationship with staff at the school will serve you well, especially if problems arise. On this page: Personal relationships matter Many ways to build relationships It makes a difference when issues arise Personal relationships matter We spoke to many parents and carers in writing Learning Together, and asked them to share their […]

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Supporting your child’s learning

Many people think of school as the beginning of their child’s education. But your child has been learning since they were born. On this page: Sharing what you know to help your child Understanding your child’s learning needs Building on your child’s strengths and interests Supporting your child’s learning Your child has been learning from […]

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Communicating your child’s needs

A key part of your role is to communicate your child’s needs, as they change over time. There are many ways to do this. On this page: The main tools: the Student Support Group and plan At transition points Putting it in writing Sharing information from specialists The main tools: the Student Support Group and […]

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A team approach – getting input from your child’s specialists

The support system for students with disabilities is designed to enable schools to consult with both families and with expert consultants. On this page: Reinforcing your messages Sharing strategies that help at home Observing and offering new insights A team approach – and more support for you Raising the idea Many of the parents and […]

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Supporting your child’s input and independence

Whether a child is starting primary school or in their final years at high school, supporting their growing independence is a key goal for families and schools. On this page: Encouraging your child to speak up Many ways to give input Engaging your child through their interests Encouraging more motivation for learning Independence as a […]

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It’s a long journey: caring for yourself is crucial

Life can be exhausting and stressful. Sometimes it’s important to just focus on self-care, and to celebrate what you have achieved together. On this page: You can’t do everything, all the time It’s a long journey – so look after yourself Take a breather and notice what is working Tell people when things are tough […]

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