Co-operation between School and Home

Parents have the primary responsibility for the upbringing of the child. The school is responsible for the student’s teaching and upbringing as a member of the school community. The task of the school is to provide the parents or guardians with information so that they can follow and advance their child’s school attendance and learning. Co-operation between school and home is essential for the school work to succeed.

There are many kinds of co-operation between home and school. The teacher and students can negotiate together how the co-operation should be conducted in practice and how to exchange information.

Co-operation between home and school can be, for example:

  • parents’ evenings
  • parties
  • open days

Forms of co-operation in a class can be:

  • collective trips
  • parents’ meetings and discussions
  • discussions concerning the goals and assessment of studying
  • class committee, as well as the class’ own parties and trips

Written announcements, emails and Wilma are also part of co-operation.