The government is urging schools to rethink the way they work
with parents in a bid to encourage them to get more involved in
their children’s education.
Secondary school aged children do better if their parents take an
active interest in their schooling, and schools with strong links
with parents get better results than others with a similar intake
but weaker parent links.
Schools minister Stephen Twigg told a teachers’ conference in
Birmingham last week that a full package of support and advice on
the best ways of getting parents more involved would be available
later this month.