The parents’ representative is not a delegate who controls and presents claims, but a mediator that builds trust, promotes communication and establishes links between all parents and the teaching staff.
-S/he shall represent the families of pupils.
-S/he shall be a member of school councils.
-S/he shall be at the service of all families of the class.
-S/he shall serve as a mediator if necessary: at times, some parents find it hard to express their problems and ask the parents representative to do so on their behalf…
-S/he shall liaise between families and the school: The representative is there to motivate, appease and secure.
-S/he shall, in all neutrality, inform, through reports and information to be disseminated.
-Be respectful and do not judge.
-Be vigilant regarding information circulated through hear-say by getting information from the source before taking any steps.
-Work courteously with all stakeholders: teachers, other parents, pupils…
-Have a positive attitude; courageously presenting problems if necessary.
What to avoid
-Seeing the classroom only from the perspective of his/her own child
-Challenging the teaching methods of teachers
-Hindering parent/teacher dialogue
-Concretizing the claims of parents
-Forgetting to report decisions taken to parents
-Giving his/her personal interpretation to minutes of meetings
Parents of pupils attending Groupe Scolaire Bilingue Juniors are, therefore, at your disposal to inform or guide you. The teachers and principal are also available to provide any information concerning your child.