I have a simple answer – you don’t have to be an expert, simply show a keen interest in what your child is doing, be engaged with the school and provide a home environment that supports learning.
Parents have a profound influence on how a child views learning and school. The strongest influence on a child’s future is a parent's expectations and aspirations for their child – the value they place on education and what they believe their child can achieve.
I say to parents that I don’t expect you to cook BBQ’s, volunteer at the canteen, be on a support group – it would be great if you want to – I ask parents to take an active interest and involvement in their child's learning journey.
All parents want the best for their children. The more that parents are enaged in their children's learning, the better the long-term outcomes will be.