We know that a positive partnership between pupils, their parents and the school is the most effective way to support all in the school community. It is the key to a child’s success in school and beyond.
Did you know?
Research says that: ‘The most effective support a parent can give a teenager is to show genuine interest in their learning...’
We aim to provide the best quality learning experiences for your son or daughter and provide as much information, support and communication to you so you can show a genuine interest in your child’s learning at home.
What can you do at home to help? Top tips from parents for parents:
- Build learning time into 'normal' daily life
- Use lots of rewards
- Use lots of incentives
- Praise, praise, praise especially the simple things
- Have realistic expectations (discuss them with us at school if you're not sure)
- Model great behaviours
- Show your support and care as often as you can
- Support your child being in school every day
- Have clear expectations – and try to stick to these
- Ask specific questions (not 'how was school?' but 'tell me what you learnt in science this week' or 'can you explain X to me')
- Provide a quiet / calm place to learn
- Mutually agree on screen time!
- Use the ‘who to contact’ list on the ‘parents and carers homepage’ so we can work together – share good news as well as areas where we need to work together to support
- Click on Bay House Parent Gateway (link opens in a new window) to find out how to access your child's achievement, attendance, homework, and progress data
- Come to parents evening or parent information evenings relevant to the year group your child is in