Top Tips For Building Good Relationships with Your Child’s Teacher

Your child will spend a huge portion of their time with their teacher, meaning they will have a tremendous influence over their development. It’s important that you and your child’s teacher work as a team to enable your child to get the most out of their time at school. Building a solid teacher-parent relationship will ensure that your child experiences consistency throughout their home and school life, and will enable their teacher to meet their needs more accurately. An independent school in Kent has compiled their top tips for building a good relationship with your child’s teacher.

Get to Know Them Right Away

Introducing yourself to your child’s teacher either before school starts or early on in the school year will give you the best opportunity to develop a constructive relationship. You will be able to brief them of any existing issues and give them a personal insight into your child’s behavioural and educational needs. This will give the teacher a head start in getting to know your child, allowing them to be more effective and attentive in their approach.

Keep them informed

It may feel uncomfortable to discuss family issues with your child’s teacher, but it is really important to consider in order for your child to get all the support they need. Changes at home may be reflected in your child’s behaviour or academic progression, so sharing information with the teacher will allow them to understand the root cause of any issues and enable them to assist your child with patience and sensitivity. This communication works both ways, and having your child’s teacher share any changes they observe in your child’s behaviour will allow you to offer greater support at home. 

Get Involved

Another great way to maintain a successful relationship with your child’s teacher is to show your support wherever possible. Be sure to attend school events whenever you can and make it a priority to attend parents’ evenings to show you’re willing to invest time in your child’s development. It may not always be possible to make it to every school event or to volunteer your time helping out, but by showing your face whenever possible it will show your child’s teacher that you are invested and supportive of your child’s education.

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