The Netherlands has no official policy concerning parent participation in schools. However, it is encouraged and research has shown that parent’s participation has a positive influence on school life. Therefore, we can only record on our knowledge of schools that encourage and have an active parent participation level. An overview:
- Intake conversation at the start of the schoolyear so that parents and teachers can meet and discuss the student.
- Parent-teacher meetings a couple of times a year to discuss the progress of the child, any problems or other.
- Parent meetings; school and parents come together to discuss new information, mostly in a group setting.
- Parent volunteers who help with special events such as Christmas or Easter.
- Parents who read to children at school (voorleesouders).
- Parent mornings where parents are able to stay in the classroom for an allocated time to spend time with their children and see what is happening at school.
- Parent-board: some schools have a parent-board, which helps discuss issues concerning the school and the students.
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