Parent Role in Education
The objective of this policy is to increase parents’ roles and responsibilities as partners in their child’s education and participation in meeting the educational needs of children.
This policy applies to all parents.
Value (s) guiding policy:
a) Value Term: Responsibility, Win Win
- Take responsible action to make things change for the better for their children.
- Encouraging parents and make them understand to be actively involved in a child’s education.
- The school believes that the child’s education can be best when the school and the parents are in partnership and agreement.
- The parent should arrange for appropriate learning environments at home to enable the children to learn, without which children will not be able to perform to their potential. Therefore it is important to understand that your role as parents must be played responsibly by you.
Policy Guidelines (WHAT WE EXPECT FROM PARENTS)
School Activities & Expectations:
- Strive to attend all Parent Curriculum Meetings (PCMs) and Orientation meetings so as to be familiar with what is going to be taught in the classroom. Teachers will not give any appointments (telephonic or face to face) to explain the curriculum to those parents who miss the PCM.
- Strive to attend all the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTCs). These are the occasions in the year when you can discuss your child individually with the teachers.
- Attend and participate in various classes (class presentations, role plays, exhibitions) and school events (such as sports day, annual day, celebrations).
- Volunteering for school events or activities such as arranging for field trips, excursions, camps etc.
- Follow schools rules and regulations in intent and spirit.
- Support your child to do self-study and homework (but not do the homework for them). Give them the support as outlined in the homework policy.
- Take an active interest in the child’s activities in school by understanding what’s really happening – by discussing with the child when she wishes to discuss (not by nagging her to tell you what’s happening).
- Understand which Unit of Inquiry the child is doing and help them in thinking and doing work related to the unit. Help them with surveys, projects, research, communication, presentation but don’t do it for them or outsource them. Help them by asking the right questions, by leading the child to find answers for herself.
With your child
- Book reading (we will issue books to the students) with read aloud, novels, and variety of books as per the age group of the child – and we promise that if you do this one thing with your child consistently then your child we be able to master the English language. And if you can’t read (not if you don’t read) then find someone who will read with her – make reading clubs with your child’s friends and their parents. But read for sure!
- Do encourage your child to talk a lot and express herself when she wishes to
- Encourage them to be independent in work, learning habits as well as in their daily routine habits
- Build a relationship with her based on mutual trust & respect rather than fear and force.
- Getting to know the child’s friends (in and outside of school) to know who she values in her life.
- Exposure to wide variety of happenings (rather than the standard malls, restaurants, theaters and gardens/amusements parks) and places (inside and outside of Surat)
- Give her exposure to a variety of activities and yet build her talent in 1 or 2 areas if possible.
- Have reasonable expectations from your child – don’t expect her to fulfill all your unrealized dream· At the same time, please do not over- schedule your child’s free time before and after school/ This leads to stress and can be detrimental to your child’s overall development. Apart from activities that enrich the child’s life, the child must also get some time for free unstructured play (such as simply running around in the garden below) and for relaxation.
Build a positive and educational family culture
- Family-value building: Role model, discuss & help your child build universal human values such as integrity, commitment, respect & tolerance etc.
- Balanced Routines: Role model and help your child also maintain balanced routines which include avenues for physical, mental and socio-emotional development
There are no enforced consequences for lack of proper role played by parents in their child’s education. The consequences suffered shall be the natural ones.