To consider the involvement of parents and carers in the classroom and school

Aim

To consider the involvement of parents and carers in the classroom and school

Evidence and reflection

Section 4.2 of Reflective Teaching in Schools notes three forms of parental involvement in schools: parents as consumers; parents as resources; and parents as partners. Thinking of parents as resources and partners:

What is your experience of working with parents in these capacities?

How does, or how should, this experience differ from working with professional colleagues?

Are there boundaries to parental involvement in the work of schools? If so, what are they and why do they exist?

Extension

If you were to reconfigure the relationship between parents and professional staff in your school, how would you do this, and why?