At Gartconner we acknowledge that parents, carers and families are by far the most important influences in a child's life and as such their support can play a vital role at all stages of education.
Parents who take on a supportive role in their children's learning make a difference in improving achievement and behaviour. The active involvement of parents can help promote a learning community in which children and young people can engage positively with teachers and their classmates.
We encourage wherever possible the involvement of parents and carers in the life and work of our school and nursery. This includes parental representation on the Parent Council, involvement in establishment self-evaluation and improvement work, and volunteering with fundraising activities and sharing skills and knowledge to enrich the curriculum.
At Gartconner we encourage family members to learn together, with a focus on intergenerational learning. We aim to provide family learning activities which will enable parents to learn how to support their children’s learning.
We are fortunate to benefit from having Mrs Smith work for us who is a designated Family Learning Worker to support family learning throughout the school. We have recently held family board games sessions which have been very well received by all the parents that have attended. Going forward Mrs Smith is available for parents to contact at anytime if they would like help or advice with family learning and the school will be running parental workshops to help facilitate and promote this.