Parent Councils - Top Tips for Welcoming New Parents and Families

How can your Parent Council help welcome new families to your school? What information might families need to help them settle in quickly and get involved in the life of the school and their child's education? 

There is a wide range of practical information that families need when they join a school. Parent Councils have a crucial role to play in making sure the 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.

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