Twitter name: @Top_kat1
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Position: SLE / Teaching School
What is your advice about? Parents and Carers
1: Greet and meet them as often as you can; before and after school. Build your relationship as it supports your knowledge of their child. Win:win!
2: Be honest with them. Don’t wait to discuss an issue. Raise anything as soon as possible. Face to face if you can.
3: Prepare for parents evening. What progress? What next? How to help at home (pack of bits really supports this) and how they are socially. The whole child.
4: Parents evening #2: schedule longer conversations for a different night. A long queue of missed times will not make for happy meetings.
5: Accentuate the positive- try to ring some parents weekly just to flag up GREAT days/attitudes. Sending work home with a note also works well.