Friday 21 August 2020


Parents can help children to develop a lasting love of learning by simply showing an interest in school work and becoming more involved in their child’s education.

It is really important to show your child that you care about their education and that you are proud of their achievements. The more supported a child feels at home, the more they will accomplish at school.

Here is some great advice for parents from an independent school in Lincoln on how you can be more involved in your child’s education

Stay up to date
Try to stay up to date with school activities by reading the newsletter and keeping an eye on the school’s social channels. It can also be helpful to make your own family calendar so that you are well organised for school events

Help your child with homework
Offer to help your child with their homework, or share study time together while you work on a project of your own. When helping with homework, try not to do the work for them, but instead ask them questions until they reach the answer independently. 

Don’t put them under pressure 
Try not to set your expectations too high and instead allow your child to develop at their own pace. Putting too much pressure on children can negatively affect their academic performance and cause stress or anxiety.

Get to know the school
Get to know your child’s teachers and try to be a part of the school community. This will show your child just how much you care about their education. 

Talk together about school
Encourage your child to talk to you about interesting things they have learnt at school. Repeating what they have learnt in class will help to store the information in their memory and motivate your child to learn more.

Read & write together
Support your child’s literacy skills by regularly reading with them. Find out what books they have enjoyed reading in class and get a copy for home reading. Help them to practice their writing skills by incorporating it into fun activities, such as keeping a holiday journal.

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