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10 Questions To Get The Most Out Of Parent-Teacher Interviews [Infographic]

We all understand that often a student’s success or failure at school rests squarely on their shoulders. There is only so much that the students support team of teachers, parents or tutors can do if the student simply doesn’t want to succeed.

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However, when the student requires or seeks support from those around them it is important to ensure everyone is on the same page and working together for the good of the child. This includes not only the teacher and the parents but where the student receives private tuition, the tutor must be kept in the loop to ensure the most effective service possible.

Why it’s important going to parent-teacher interviews?

  • Ensure you keep in contact throughout the semester
  • Getting on top of any issues that creep up early often prevent them from growing into a bigger issue 
  • Having insights into class interactions
  • Learn more about your child’s academic, emotional and social development
  • Help your child’s teachers understand more about your child
  • Facilitating feedback or comments to ensure that there is a coordinated and effective team effort into your child’s education

Although gripes come up every now and again, remember we expect a lot of teachers, so make sure we show them how much you appreciate their efforts. The best place to start is ensuring you have the right questions for the teacher interviews.

Below are 10 questions that will not only help your child but also help you support them:

10 questions to get the most out of parent-teacher interview - infographic
1. What are my child’s strengths and weaknesses?

In order to leverage your child's strengths and improve on their weaknesses, you as a parent first need to know them. May it be, academically or socially. This will allow you to help your child grow and boosts their self confidence.

2. Is my child organised for class?

Being organised deeply affects learning. Weak organisation skills may affect your child's ability to store and retrieve information. 

3. How do you assess my child’s progress?

Knowing how teachers assess your child's progress and development is essential to evaluate whether the educational goals and standards of the lessons are being met.

4. Does my child need any extra help for a particular subject?

It is very important to know whether your child finds a particular subject difficult or having a pretty hard time understanding it. This will help you decide on which next action to take.

5. How does my child interact with others during group work class and in the playground?

Social skills play a very important role in child's emotional health and well-being, that's why it is extremely significant the way your child interacts with others.

6. Is there anything I can do at home to support my child?

Knowing every possible actions to take that will help your child excel is one of the key things that you should priority as parents.

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7. Are my child’s assignments completed on time and accurately?

This will help you monitor their assignment habits and motivate them to do it on time and accurately.

8. What is my child’s behaviour like in the classroom?

To manage your child's character and behaviour, you first need to know what they are like when they are in school.

9. Have they been doing much reading in class, and do you have a booklist for their age and ability?

The importance of reading cannot be emphasised enough in young children, and we as parents need to make every day reading a high priority.

10. What is the best way to contact you?

To maintain a smooth communication, get acquainted, and show your interest. This will help you strengthen the parent-teacher partnership, and will be an important part of the child's success in school.

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