More often than not, parents pose as their child’s biggest ever role models– constantly showing them support and being involved in every activity they do. Bearing in mind that their educational involvement also counts, parents need to be practically engaged. But most times there are no known ways to improve parent-teacher communication significantly in schools.


The Current Situation

Filling the gaps and finding out ways to improve parent-teacher communication is more important today than ever before, given the tight schedules, unstable work-life balance and economic pressures that 21st century parents are faced with.

Often, you find there are a lot of parents who do not have the time to visit schools and discuss their child’s activities & performance with the teacher. While some parents who do actually have the time to be involved just don’t.

In exceptional cases, some parents just do not like to attend parent teacher association meetings because it requires transporting out of their comfort zone. Whatever the case may be, keeping track of educational progress becomes almost impossible.

The Solution

Trending educational technology solutions, however, can potentially interest both parties as communication can be shared faster and at their convenience.

5 ways to improve parent teacher communication

5 ways to improve parent teacher communication (infograph)

SAFSMS makes communication easier

School Management Software like SAFSMS allows parents to log in and track performance, print out report sheets for record keeping and also view session calendar. Having the ability to access such information with convenience makes most parents feel less guilty about not being present and knowing what the child is up to at school.

In addition, the SAFSMS SMS alert  feature, adequately bridges the gap in parent-teacher communication and allows the school to communicate to parents directly via SMS or email on matters like:

  • General school information, news update, confirmation on tuition & other financial supposes,
  • Reminders about special events like visiting or inter house sports days,
  • & most especially results (assignments, tests and final exams) are all communicable types of information

Take it from us, parental involvement is crucial to any child’s education. So, Yes, you should encourage parents to visit the school and spend time speaking to the teachers, and on those days when they can’t be present in that manner, SAFSMS is at your convenience.

Originally posted on FlexiSAF blog.

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