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Parental Involvement



At Bookwell Primary School, we recognise the importance and value of parental involvement in the life of the school. The term parent is used to refer to all parents, guardians and carers. We believe that education is a collaborative enterprise involving amongst others, parents, staff and children. As a school we are therefore committed to establishing and maintaining an effective and purposeful working relationship between school and home.

It is known that:

  • Parents/carers are the most important influence in a child’s life. Any educational initiative can only be fully effective if there is partnership between parents, children and providers
  • Parents want their child to succeed
  • Children need educational and emotional support if they are to succeed. Parents need to be able to provide this effectively
  • The school is a resource for the community it serves



To develop good communication with parents and to fully inform them about what is happening in school

To actively involve parents in the education and progress of their child

To make good use of parents’ expertise and willingness to enhance their own learning and that of their child and other children and to actively involve them in school life

To establish the views and opinions of parents of the school and act upon these