This section has advice on how to communicate and build a good relationship with your child’s school. It includes advice for making the most out of meetings, and the steps you can take if you are having difficulties or disagreements.
Parents’ rights to be involved
Parents and carers know their child best. By law, they have the right to be involved in decisions about their child’s learning and support. This section explains parents rights to share their views.
Getting the most from meetings
Meetings with your child’s school are a good way to hear about how your child is doing at school. Read on for helpful tips about how you can help to make meetings with your child’s school a positive experience.
Having a good relationship with school
Having a good relationship with school can help your child get the right support. From our many years of helping families we have pulled together some of the most useful advice to help you work with your child’s school.
Solving problems with school
Sometimes relationships between schools and families can become difficult or breakdown completely. This section explains some of the different steps you can take if problems arise.
All schools should do what they can to prevent bullying happening, and act quickly to deal with any incidents that happen. Find out more about your options is your child is being bullied.