Improving learner outcomes


Opening the School Gate resource | Meeting management


This section outlines practical considerations for running an effective meeting with migrant or refugee parents which include:

  • Arrange seating
  • Preparing and managing interpreters
  • Greeting parents
  • Keeping the discussion on track
  • Building trust
  • Exploring expectations of school involvement
  • Explaining practical systems and roles
  • Seeking feedback from parents
  • Sustaining parent involvement
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