Parents

ATL Future: L&SE - Your first week as an NQT

ATL Future Planning for Success CPD Programme
Factsheet

Pupils' families factsheet

There is, nowadays, an expectation that your relationships with pupils' family members will extend beyond the traditional school report and so-called parents' evening.

Parent evening and open days

Strong relationships with the parents of pupils and students are important. Parents and teachers both want the children to do well and should work together, not against each other.

School improvement is too important not to put parents in the driving seat

Are parents really irrelevant to school improvement? You might think so, given the present behaviour of our political masters, but without them we’re not likely to get the education we want or that our children deserve.

Why parental choice in education doesn’t work

I have long been an advocate for parental choice in education. It’s what good parents do, but there is a downside to parental choice which has caused schools here in Northern Ireland to become much more socially segregated.

Family friendly policies

This page contains information about the various family friendly polices that can help with the care of a child, including parental leave.

Extending nursery provision

From September 2010 local authorities in England must increase the amount of free nursery provision for three- and four-year-olds from 12.5 hours to 15 hours per week over a minimum of 38 weeks.
Factsheet

Parental complaints

While most education staff enjoy a constructive relationship with parents, there are occasions when the latter may make a complaint.

Parents

Strong relationships with the parents of pupils and students are important. Parents and teachers both want the children to do well and should work together, not against each other.