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How can I help my child?

How can I help my child?

 

You have a vital role in supporting your child’s education

 

Below are some suggestions to help you support your child with their learning:

  • Talk about what he/she has done each day at school. If they are reluctant to talk, do persevere! It is really important you know what happens at school so you can support them in their learning at home. This will also help your child to realise that home and school work together as a partnership. If your child has difficulty communicating school provides a home-school diary where messages can be sent to and from parents/carers and school.
  • Work together on homework and talk about strategies and methods they use at school. Teachers can show you any you are unsure of and may also offer homework activities which met their individual targets.
  • We hold parent workshops on different aspects of learning. If there isn’t a parent workshop in the area you would like support with, let us know, we are always looking for new ideas!
  • Read at home on a regular basis. The school minimum expectation is 4 times per week.
  • Ask to look at your child’s work books on a regular basis.
  • Provide a quiet place to do homework. Children with SEND often struggle to concentrate and need help to focus their thoughts.
  • Ensure they get to bed at a sensible time. Extra sleep will really help their learning.
  • Avoid letting them watch television in bed, it really does not help them to go to sleep (despite what they say!). Research proves the opposite and acts as a stimulant rather than encouraging sleep. In contrast reading works!
  • Contact school immediately with any worries. Do not let them grow into major concerns.
  • Give lots of praise and encouragement.
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