One only needs to pop the words “communicate”, “parents,” and “school” into a search engine to see the barrage of information and expert advice on the topic. Clearly, the one thing that cannot be disputed is that parents want more engagement with their child’s school. An array of research supports the notion that increased involvement from a child’s family can positively affect achievement, improvement, and overall experience at school.
Recruitment is not getting any easier within education, due to a number of factors.
If anything has become increasingly clear to me throughout the curriculum debate, it is that we are focusing far too much on the content and structure that we expect teachers to adhere to, and forgetting that our teachers have the single biggest opportunity to influence and improve a student’s outcomes and experience.