Parental involvement is key to a child’s academic success. By supporting your child’s learning at home and by taking an active interest in their school life, you can really have a positive impact on your child’s education.
Here is some great advice from The British School of Málaga on how to become more involved in your child’s education…
- Develop a love of learning both at home and at school by teaching your child that learning can happen anywhere, not just in the classroom. For example you can learn a lot from nature by simply visiting a local park.
- Good communication between parents and teachers is necessary for a child’s academic success. The more information parents and teachers share with each other, the better equipped both will be to support children.
- Try to establish a good relationship with your child’s teacher. It is also really helpful to find out what your child is learning in class, so that you can support their learning at home.
- Encourage your child to play the teacher at home and explain to you what they have learnt at school. Repeating what they have learnt will help them to remember the facts. You can also talk together as a family about what you have each learnt from your day.
- Help your child to practice their organisation and time management skills. This will help them to prepare for tests and homework. You could create a calendar together or a study schedule.
- Try to encourage a positive approach to homework and make it a time to look forward to by joining in yourself. Use ‘study time’ to do some of your own work, in the same room as your child. You can even enjoy some tasty snacks together, to keep up your energy levels.