From onlooker to ‘partner’ – the changing role of the school parents.
Episode 3 of the Learning Early Series
Episode 3 of the Learning Early Series helps parents understand what is expected of them when their child starts school. Many parents with children who will soon be starting school, are uncertain about their new role and this episode offers parents some helpful advice. Psychologist Jodie Benveniste, who hosts the series, says that the education of a child is not the primary responsibility of the school but is a partnership between parents and teachers.
Parents are advised to consider themselves a ‘partner’ rather than an onlooker in the education process and this episode explains how parents can go about this.