Date
19 July 2019

Develop partnerships that focus on shared aspirations and high expectations

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Partnering with parents and whānau to support students’ learning and wellbeing’

Understand parental concerns

Understand parental concerns

We are told our dyslexic children often become successful when they leave school. Surely we want them to experience success whilst they are there!

A parent

Consider parent perspectives

Consider parent perspectives

A parent talks about the high expectations the local school has for his son and the school’s inclusive practices.

Video hosted on Youtube http://youtu.be/jM653D52tQs

Develop shared aspirations

Develop shared aspirations

John Robinson describes how working closely with parents and whānau impacts on students’ learning.

Successful home-school partnerships

Successful home-school partnerships

Garth Clarricoats draws on his experience of being dad to a son with autism to share insights into learning partnerships.

Support life skills and independence

Support life skills and independence

Parent, Leah Petersen, describes how we need to have high expectations for all students, and to prepare them for life.

Useful resoruces

Useful resoruces

An evaluation of how 256 schools worked with parents and whānau to respond to students at risk of underachievement.
Educationally powerful connections with parents and whanau

Educationally powerful connections with parents and whānau

Read time: 72 min

Publisher: Education Review Office | Te Tari Arotake Matauranga

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Partner with whānau ”:

Return to the guide “​Partnering with parents, whānau, and communities ”

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