The parent partnership approaches and strategies that worked

In the following narratives we share the approaches and strategies of the schools that implemented deliberate strategies to improve their learning partnerships with parents. The list below highlights the key approaches in each narrative.

01 Moving to genuine relational and learning partnerships with parents, families and whānau

BELMONT SCHOOL, Lower Hutt

>   Identifying the extent of their partnerships

>   Changing to genuine partnerships

>   Sustaining the improvements

02 Using and responding to an inquiry to improve learner- centred relationships with parents

ORATIA SCHOOL, Auckland

>   The leader-led inquiry

>   Other partnership strategies

03 Genuine, learning partnerships with parents to help both the children and the teachers

PAPATOETOE NORTH SCHOOL, Auckland

>   Seeking and using parents' views and knowledge

>   Sharing information and resources with parents

>   Reinforcing the benefits of the parents' role

04 Improving educationally powerful connections with parents

CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL, Christchurch

>   Early developments to engage parents of Māori children

>   Partnerships with parents of children involved in interventions

05 Comprehensive information enables parents to support their child's learning at home

SYLVIA PARK SCHOOL, Auckland

>   Collecting and sharing comprehensive assessment information

>   Sharing information about children's goals and next learning steps

>   Involving parents in their children's learning

06 Working closely with families to accelerate children's progress in mathematics

ABERDEEN SCHOOL, Hamilton

EAST TAIERI SCHOOL, Otago

07 Working with parents during a child's transition to and within school

WOODEND SCHOOL, Christchurch

GLENITI SCHOOL, Timaru

MILSON SCHOOL, Palmerston North

08 Simple strategies that enhanced learner-centred relationships with parents