Collaborating with the Community
Forging links between the school, parents and the wider community is a fantastic way to create a sense of connection and of belonging for families. Collaborating with the community involves Parent Councils, schools and teachers identifying and using resources and services from the community to help support the school community and children and young people's learning.
Tips for schools, teachers and parent groups to encourage working with the community
For example, schools, teachers and parent groups can
- provide families with information on community activities
- work with local businesses, faith-based or other community organisations on programmes to enhance pupil skills
- organise after-school activities with support from community businesses, agencies or volunteers
- organise inter-generational events and programmes with local senior citizen groups.
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