At William Howard School, we recognise the importance of effective communication with parents to ensure that students have the best experience, enjoy school and make the progress that they are capable of. Parents evenings provide an opportunity to discuss how your child is doing in each of their academic subjects, pastorally and the wider contributions that they make to school. They also provide you, as parents, with support and advice on how best to support your child to reach their potential. At William Howard School we expect all parents to attend their child’s parents evening as we recognise the value and positive impact that this can have.
Students will take their education more seriously, make better progress academically, display better behaviour in school and assume greater responsibility for their actions when parents are actively involved. (Research by the Department for Education)
Parental engagement in school is the most powerful lever in raising a child’s progress. Where parents and teachers work collaboratively the attainment of a child will increase 15%. (M Durisic 2017)
Research has also shown that the most successful students both academically and socially have strong support from their parents (Sheldon 2009)
As a school, we understand that circumstances can, at times, make attendance at parents evening difficult. We therefore provide a ‘hybrid’ model for each year group evening, offering an option of either face to face meetings or online video appointments which provide the same experience and opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have.