Parent and carer involvement in their child’s school contributes to improved student learning, health and wellbeing. Effective schools have high levels of parent and carer engagement and involvement. This involvement is strongly related to improved student learning, attendance and behaviour. These parent and carer partnerships are collaborative based on effective communication, mutual trust and respect and shared responsibility for the education of the students at the school. Impact is high where there are consistent positive relationships and students are included in the process of establishing expectations, rules and guidelines for student learning and behaviour in school and at home.
The following case studies are examples of how schools in Victoria are implementing the FISO dimension: Parents and carers as partners