This event was open to both parents and the wider community and saw Professor Eyre discussing the role that parents and schools can play in helping their children thrive. Deborah said: “What we’re doing in school is we’re helping to educate children for their futures in a world in which we can’t anticipate what it would look like. We have to prepare people to be adaptable enough and confident enough to be able to perform well in an unpredictable environment.”
Professor Eyre, whose research has helped shape education in the UK, reassured parents and guardians that all children are capable of succeeding in school and beyond. She outlined the Nord Anglia Education ‘High Performance Learning’ formula, consisting of a combination of potential, opportunities, support and adding motivation which results in high achievement. Receiving the assistance from both school and at home and veering away from traditional educational structures will greatly help children in education, according to Professor Eyre.
Parents and members of the community asked Professor Eyre some challenging questions and were also keen to gain some practical advice on how their behaviour and positive attitude can have a significant impact on their child’s education and future prospects.