28th August 2018

We hope this new guide will help Parent Councils welcome new families to the school community.

What practical information might families need to help them settle in quickly and get involved in the life of the school and their child's education? 

Parent Councils have a crucial role to play in making sure that new parents get this information.  This includes everything from setting out what the school's procedure is if a child is unwell and can't go to school to guidance on uniform, class organisation and school lunches.

You could use the headings within our guide to create your own welcome pack for families or work with the school to do this. Or use this guide to make sure you and the school have covered everything as you play your part in welcoming new families.

Download Connect's Parent Councils - Top Tips for Welcoming New Parents and Families