Support Your Child's Learning

Families play a vital role in their children’s educational success. It is just as, if not more, important than the role played by the school. Here are some of the ways that you can support your child’s learning in secondary school:

  • Ensure that your child attends every day, on time – every lesson missed has a big impact on educational outcomes. Children should not miss school if at all possible.
  • Ensure that your child has the correct uniform and equipment – children need to come to school ready to learn; this is an important part of developing organisational skills.
  • Provide a suitable environment for your child to work at home – this should be somewhere they can do their homework or read without distractions. We also recommend that you restrict their access to electronic devices during this time.
  • Read with your child – this is one of the best things we can do to help children learn new words and improve their understanding of the world. You can also ask them about what they are reading and help them select new books to read.
  • Support the school’s policies on behaviour – it is vital that we have share the same high expectations of students’ conduct; this is key to our success.
  • Read and sign the Student Planner – this is a great way to find out what your child is up to in school and to start a conversation about what they are learning.
  • Encourage your child to try a broad range of enrichment activities – as part of our electives programme.