Why parent–teacher interviews matter

Parent, student and teacher meeting
Primary school 4-12 years

Like you, your child’s teacher wants them to succeed at school. Teachers have a huge impact on the quality of your child’s education, so establishing a good relationship and keeping the lines of communication open is beneficial for everyone involved.

Parent–teacher interviews offer you an opportunity to find out how your child is going at school.

Here are a few tips to help you make the most of the meeting:

  • Try to be on time.
  • Write down any questions or concerns you may wish to raise with the teacher.
  • Listen to what the teacher says and ask questions if you would like specific examples or clarification.
  • If necessary, work on a plan together to help with your child’s learning.
  • When you get home, discuss the key points from the meeting with your child and any suggestions from the teacher. This is still important after meetings that have also included your child in the discussion.
  • Emphasise positive feedback from the teacher.

Last modified on Monday 20 February 2017 [49|735]

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