At Douglas Academy, we recognise that parents, carers and families are by far the most important influences in a child's life. Your support can play a valuable role in your child’s learning. We aim to develop a greater understanding of how we can work together to support your child.
Our recent Family Learning Evening for Senior Phase was very well received and is just one example of how the parent-school partnership is currently being enhanced.
The extract below taken from the Education Scotland website highlights the importance of this relationship, which Douglas Academy strongly values.
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 practitioners and their peers.
Family learning encourages family members to learn together, with a focus on intergenerational learning. Family learning activities can also be specifically designed to enable parents to learn how to support their children’s learning.
"Family learning is a powerful method of engagement and learning which can foster positive attitudes towards life-long learning, promote socio-economic resilience and challenge educational disadvantage."Family Learning Network, 2016
Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 aims to help parents to be:
It places duties on schools, local authorities and Scottish Ministers to help all parents to be involved in their own child's learning, to be welcomed as active participants in schools, and to be able to express their views on school education generally.
Parentzone Scotland - Education Scotland website providing information and advice to support parents to take an increased role in their child's education and learning.