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Parental engagement makes a significant difference to the educational outcomes of children and young people; parents have a key role in raising educational standards. The more involved and engaged parents are in the education of their children the more likely their children are to succeed.
School is not just about learning and exams; there are a whole range of good things about being at school like building a good group of friends, finding after-school activities to enjoy, such as sport and drama, or going on school trips. School also help children find out how to get on with people from different ages and backgrounds.
Schools are increasingly conscious of the role which can be played by parents in raising achievement. When schools, families and community work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer and like school more.
Listed below are some ideas as to how can parents be involved?
For more information on supporting your child's schooling and their education information is available on a range of topics: school admissions, school holidays and training days, physical education and school sport, music services, examinations and boards, Welsh Education scheme, clothing grants and vouchers.
Being interested in what your child is doing, and helping them enjoy their school life, will make all the difference to your child’s education. Praising what they do at school can really boost their confidence.
Tips on how to help your child do well at school:
Further information is available from websites such as parentlineplus.org.uk
Last updated by Michael A. Robinson Dec 14, 2013.