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The Role of Parents in their Child’s Education

The role you play is crucial. You are your child’s first and most important educator.  At Atlas Academy we value the role parents play in their child’s development and education. We aim to work in close partnership with all parents to ensure that our pupils have the best start in life.

How can I help my child?

You can help your child in many ways:

  • ensuring good attendance – Every Day Matters
  • encourage a healthy, active lifestyle – good diet; exercise and play; regular brushing of teeth
  • having a good attitude towards school and education – be a role model for learning
  • supporting the school in its values and policies – be a role model for values
  • showing an interest in what your child is doing
  • providing encouragement and support
  • spend time with your child

Supporting guidance

Click on the links below to access support and guidance:

Home learning – what it is and how you can help your child

Supporting your child in Maths 

Bedwetting – guidance to support your child with bedwetting

Communication Trust – support and advice for parents to support their child’s communication, speech and  language development

Early Support – Information about sleep

Family Information Service – central point of information and advice for families, children, young people 0 – 19 years and people who work with families. Information and advice on an extensive range of issues that impact on family life, including: childcare, education, employment, health, money matters, parenting and family support.

Good Gaming Guide – guidance for keeping your child safe when playing on-line games 

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library: a free book-gifting programme for children aged five and under. For more details click here.

National Autistic Society – information about autism, Asperger’s syndrome and diagnosis

Puberty – puberty information for parents (NHS)

Protecting children from extremism and radicalisation (HM Government/DfE)

Special Educational Needs – a guide on the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND)