Keeping parents and community members involved in the educational process is the key to student success
You can play an active role in your child’s education. As a parent, it’s only natural that you’ll want to take an active role in your child’s education. At BIS, we actively encourage parents to engage with their child’s learning and are leading the way by becoming the first school in Sweden to introduce a parental engagement strategy into all our schools.
We want the best for your child, and by working in partnership we can successfully enrich your child’s journey through our British International schools.
Effective parent involvement in our schools enriches the educational experience of our children
Close communication is at the core of our partnership approach. Keeping guardians in the loop regarding their child’s progress is an essential part of what we do. From consultation evenings and written reports, to an “open door” policy which ensures parents can speak with us at any stage, we keep those all-important channels of communication wide open. Make an appointment today to speak one-to-one with any member of our teaching staff in confidence.
Conversation is at the heart of positive parental engagement. It’s not necessarily about sitting with your child and helping them with their homework. Every parent, regardless of their culture, language or experience, can talk to their child and show an interest in their learning. By asking questions, listening and encouraging you child with praise and direction, you can reinforce learning and become an active partner in the educational process.
Research has shown that the single biggest reason a child does well at school is the support of parents who take a real, active and consistent interest in their child’s education at home. This is precisely why we’re so keen to promote the importance of parental engagement.
We believe passionately in helping all of our students reach their full potential, which is why we have introduced the STEAM Parental Engagement Program into all of our schools. This provides opportunities for parents to engage with their child’s learning and develop a better understanding of engagement strategies and their child’s learning needs.
Every STEAM school has developed its own engagement programme to suit the particular needs of their community. However, certain basics are expected from every STEAM school. This includes:
- Recognising the central role of parents in the teaching and learning and process;
- Informing parents of student study programmes in advance so they can offer support where necessary;
- Providing the tools, resources and guidance parents need to support their child’s learning;
- Receiving a minimum amount of face-to-face contact with teachers during the school year;
- The creation of a parents’ association to help the school spread best practices to all parents.
At STEAM, we actively encourage parents to engage with their child’s learning and are leading the way by becoming the first schools in Sweden to introduce a parental engagement strategy into all our STEAM schools.