It is imperative therefore, that parents are well intimated about the grades and performance of their kids in school on a regular basis. The conventional way of doing this is in the grades section in the report cards after each term. That is when a parent gets to know if the child has been a massive disappointment or one to be proud of.
WHY IS REGULAR UPDATE VERY EFFECTIVE?
It is important that schools move on from the conventional end of the term way of doing things, when a child takes the report card home to the parents and it is then they know if he/she has passed or failed. What if they have the opportunity to get an update on a regular basis within the term? That might do the parents, the student and the teachers much more good than after the completion of a term.
When updates on students’ performance are sent on a timely basis, it is easier for the parent to know on time whether or not their kid(s) are doing fine and address it accordingly. A child who is doing wonderfully well can be encouraged to continue till the end of the term by the parents. Also, the one who is not doing too well can also be discussed with to know what the problem is and helped to improve the grades for a better result in the end.
Surely, every parent will appreciate getting to know about their children performance in school well on time in order to assist them accordingly, rather than waiting for a report card at the end of the term when it is invariably too late to do anything.
HOW TO COMMUNICATE STUDENT’S PERFORMANCE WITH PARENT(S)
The PTA forum is a nice avenue to discuss this with the parents, but it is important this is on a personal basis. Additionally, bulk SMS has proven to be an effective communication tool over the years. All you need to do is register a free bulk SMS account, if you do not have one already. Give an access to all class teachers, get the phone numbers of the parents, and send them a timely update on the performance of their kids.
By taking this initiative, the parents see your active interest in their child, and the bond between parents and teachers gets stronger. The students also have improved performances and your school can soar to great heights, leaving its contemporaries behind.