Engaging parents for student (and school) success
As we navigate the dynamic landscape of education, one truth remains constant: parents are indispensable partners in their child’s educational journey.
In this research article, Amanda Watt, Executive Director of the Queensland Independent Schools Parents Network, and Jacky Dawson, Project Manager Parent Engagement, delve into the essence of successful parent engagement. They unpack some simple, yet practical strategies for busy teachers, offering examples of meaningful collaboration.
Parent engagement is backed by more than 50 years of research and that cumulative research shows that effectively engaging parents can not only enhance students’ achievement, it is also a vital ingredient in high performing schools, and may lead to better wellbeing outcomes for students, families and educators.