Introduction

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The New South Wales Department of Education and Training supports the meaningful participation of parents or caregivers in the education of their child. Parents’ knowledge and understanding of their child is integral to the work of the school learning support team. The process of identifying a student’s support needs and monitoring these through a school learning support team structure is an important aspect of the

The role that parents play in the education of their child has the potential to strengthen the support provided by schools in improving the educational outcomes of students with additional learning needs. When the relationship between the school and family is trusting and collaborative there are benefits for all, but most importantly the student.

Research on improving educational outcomes for students supports the cooperation of those who have the greatest influence on them, namely parents and teachers. There is unequivocal evidence that parental involvement makes a significant difference to educational achievement. When schools and parents are able to work together in constructive and meaningful ways much can be achieved.