This week, saw the first of our Parent/Teacher conferences and our final opportunity to share with you the progress your children have made this year. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces in the corridors and to hear how impressed you were after hearing of your child’s achievements. So much of the time, we think of teaching as a one-way process. Not only do teachers impart information to students who, in turn, develop knowledge and skills but teachers also provide input into how parents can facilitate their children’s learning. We have always strongly believed at BVIS that the education of your child is a two-way partnership, as a school and is staff cannot do this on its own. Our teachers respect and learn a lot from the families of our children. Likewise, families respect and learn from teachers! If we look at educating children as a systemic process that involves learning between families, teachers, and students, then we get closer to understanding the importance of partnership.
Over the years, we have worked hard to develop this true partnership. One clear way is to develop the opportunities for two-way communication, through which learning is the key goal. Dr. Nici Wood, the new Head of Primary had the opportunity this week to meet with our Parent Ambassadors and our Student Council to discuss what makes our school so special and what we can do to make it even better! This will be the first of many opportunities for you to develop this essential communication between home and school with our new Headteacher.