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1 Duncanrig Secondary School Parents as Partners How Can I Support My Child In S1? Welcome

2 Duncanrig Secondary School Purpose of this evening Parents as Partners  We provide you with guidance on how you can help your child get the most from first year at secondary school.  Opportunity to talk to staff who can help and advise.

3 Duncanrig Secondary School Format of this evening Parents as Partners  Short introduction  Workshops  Interval  Informal Q and A

4 Duncanrig Secondary School Parents as Partners Workshops

5 Duncanrig Secondary School Parents as Partners How Can I Support My Child In S1? Workshop

6 Duncanrig Secondary School Parents as Partners “There is nothing that schools can provide which helps pupils to progress as much as parental encouragement, interest and support. “ “No-one can do everything, but everyone can do something.”

7 Duncanrig Secondary School Support Encourage Work Together Parents as Partners

8 §Be supportive in any way you can: help, advise, find time for him/her to work, help to create an environment at home that supports effective study. §Be positive! Use praise. Show belief in his/her abilities and agree realistic targets for success in each subject. Develop her/his self-esteem. Avoid the temptation to nag! §Be interested. Be a partner in his/her journey through S1. Try to help with homework. Talk regularly with your child. Keep tabs on how he/she is spending his/her time.

9 §The value of good routines is huge. Help to establish these. §Good routines build good habits and goods habits make a huge contribution to successful learning. §You have to encourage good habits and keep talking to your child to ensure that the good routines are being followed. Don’t be fobbed off with “Of course I am”. Make sure for yourself. Good Routines

10 Duncanrig Secondary School Parents as Partners  Dedicated Times  Dedicated Place  Reduce/Eliminate Distractions  Use Praise – repeatedly  Monitor Positively - dialogue

11 §Ensure that your child attends school as often as possible and that he/she has the proper attitude to school. §Contact the appropriate member of staff if you feel that you need help or advice. Work With Us

12 Duncanrig Secondary School Parents as Partners Know the important people:  Guidance Teacher – concerns/support  Register Teacher – attendance/news  Head of House – discipline/support

13 §If you are aware of the important dates and events you can plan your own time better to provide support and be more sensitive to your child’s needs during crucial times. §You are also in a better position to ensure that her/his time is spend effectively, balancing between working and relaxing. Know the important dates and events

14 Parents as Partners Important Events  Homework and Class Tests  S1 Trawl  S1 Report  S1 Parents Evening  S1 Options Programme  National Tests in English and Maths Duncanrig Secondary School

15 Parents as Partners Important Events Ask for the bi-monthly HT’s Newsletter. Use our school website, subscribe to the HT’s Mailing List. Duncanrig Secondary School

16 Parents as Partners “There is nothing that schools can provide which helps pupils to progress as much as parental encouragement, interest and support. “ “No-one can do everything, but everyone can do something.”

17 Duncanrig Secondary School Parents as Partners How Can I Support My Child In S1? Thank You


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