Improving learner outcomes


Opening the School Gate resource | Planning meetings & events


This section sets out some practical considerations to help you plan a meeting with parents and carers from culturally diverse communities, a strategy that has been found to be particularly successful in engaging migrant and refugee families in schools.

The following elements should be considered when planning a meeting:

  • Deciding on a meeting format
  • Setting the agenda
  • Seeking parent and student input
  • Choosing an appropriate time
  • Finding a suitable location
  • Arranging childcare
  • Arranging catering
  • Arranging transport
  • Inviting families
  • Translating information
  • Arranging interpreters
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