At Renaisi, we see parental involvement as the foundation of academic success:
- Children and young people thrive when parents understand the school system, communicate well with teachers and support learning at home
- Families and communities thrive when parents realise their aspirations, improve their skills and support their children’s school
For families with English as an additional language (EAL), this is challenging. Parents who don’t understand the British education system often feel intimidated by the school environment. Schools find it hard to involve parents who don’t speak English. EAL pupils may feel lost between two very different cultures and languages.
Our Community Engagement Advisor Service responds to these challenges. Embedded within school communities, we provide EAL pupils with direct classroom support and take their parents on a journey which enables them to:
This means working sensitively to support the whole family as part of a wider, diverse school community. The result: positive, confident relationships at school and at home.