The research makes it really clear – kids do better at school when their families are involved in their education. There are lots of ways you can communicate and collaborate with school if your child has to spend some time recovering at home because of a health condition.
What does the research say?
Research tells us effective partnerships between families and schools leads to better education results. Positive family involvement with the school can help:
– increase retention rates
– reduce absenteeism
– reduce disruptive behaviours
– improve social skills.
Ask about specific learning support
Schools have access to various support services to help them support students with a health condition. Ask the principal of your child’s school how these services work at the school and in your home.