Student Feedback, Coaching & Improvement – What Can Parents Do?
Posted: 1st November 2018
Posted in: News
In the first part of our four-part whitepaper series that we published two weeks ago, our research found that parents prefer not simply to have an end of term/semester report. Parents indicated they would prefer timely and regular feedback, about their child’s progress, through a number of different channels. Interestingly, parents said they wanted to use the feedback given to help guide their child’s learning outside of school. However parents also demonstrated that although they are taking the time to reflect with their child, they’re not necessarily informed on how to absorb student feedback and constructively provide advice or skills on how their child could improve.
Coaching & Improvement, What Can Parents Do?
Our research tells us that parents are generally quite involved in the early years of their child’s education. However the frequency of this conversation begins to decrease as their child progresses through their education. Parents should receive adequate feedback and tools to assist their children, and even more in the later years. Typically it’s at this stage that students are developing the skills for secondary school completion, further tertiary studies and career outcomes. Furthermore, it’s likely that parents would make the case that as a student matures, detailed communication (from student to parent) becomes more difficult. As a result, this places more emphasis on transparent student feedback between teacher, student and parent.
In the second part of whitepaper we look at:
- How big an impact does parent involvement have on student outcomes?
- Which family members (outside of mother & father) tend to support student growth?
- What is the best method of providing feedback?
What Can You Do?
If you’re interested in improving the frequency and amount of feedback that you provide to both students & parents at your school, please get in touch and let us demonstrate what we’ve done for schools in a similar position.