At Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport, we believe that education is a collaborative effort involving pupils, teachers, and parents/carers. We recognise the invaluable role that parents/carers play in the success of our pupils, and we are committed to fostering a strong partnership between home and school.
Parental involvement is crucial to creating a supportive and nurturing learning environment. We encourage parents/carers to actively participate in their child’s education journey, as research has consistently shown that children whose parents are engaged in their schooling tend to perform better academically, have improved attendance, and demonstrate positive attitudes towards learning.
Here are some reasons why we emphasise the importance of parents:
Academic Success: Parents are the first and most influential teachers in a child’s life. When parents actively engage in their child’s education, it reinforces the importance of learning and sets high expectations for academic achievement. By monitoring their child’s progress, providing a conducive study environment, and assisting with homework, parents can greatly contribute to their child’s academic success.
Emotional Support: We understand that school can sometimes be challenging for pupils. Having supportive parents who are involved in their child’s school life can provide a sense of emotional security and reassurance. Parents can help their children navigate through social issues, build resilience, and develop healthy coping mechanisms, ensuring their overall well-being.
Communication and Collaboration: A strong partnership between parents and teachers fosters effective communication channels. We value the insights, concerns, and feedback from parents, as they provide a unique perspective on their child’s needs and abilities. Together, we can create tailored learning plans, address any challenges, and celebrate achievements.
Community Building: We believe in building a strong and inclusive community. Parental involvement extends beyond the classroom, as parents have the opportunity to connect with other families, participate in school events, and contribute to various initiatives. By working together, we create a supportive network that enhances the overall educational experience for our pupils.
We invite all parents to actively engage in their child’s education. There are numerous ways to get involved, such as attending parents’ evenings, joining the Newport Parent Association, volunteering for school activities, participating in focus groups and more.
We are committed to providing ongoing support, communication, and collaboration to ensure the success and well-being of every pupil.