Positive impact

This is when parents take an active part in the life of their child’s school. This is most frequently done by being a governor, PTA member, reading partner or learning mentor.

 Although Parental Involvement doesn’t have such a positive impact on your child’s achievement as Parental Engagement, the roles outlined are often vital and do benefit other children, and as such your contribution is invaluable and should be encouraged.

 It is this aspect of the school/parent relationship that schools are least comfortable with. It is a relationship that schools have to manage carefully and one in which parents need to be mindful of the impact of the wider school community. As is the situation with all relationships, having the right approach is key. Be assured, the skills and experiences that you have will be of benefit to the school as long as your input produces the required outcomes.