Education and learning

Collaboration with home

Foreldre og skolebarn
Parents are responsible for their children’s upbringing. Schools want to cooperate with parents and support them in this task. Home-school cooperation is important to ensure that schoolchildren learn as much as possible at school.

It is important that the pupil, the parents and the teacher talk to each other. They need to talk about the pupil’s academic development and how the pupil is doing at school. At least two such conversations should be held each year.

It is important to read and take note of all written information from the school. Children are often given homework plans and/or period plans. In these plans, you can read about what the class is working on in the different subjects. These plans also contain important messages for parents and guardians. Parents can contact the teacher or other school staff if they have any questions.

It is common for parents to meet the teacher and the other parents to talk about the class, the class environment and about plans and activities. At least two parents’ meetings should be held each year. Such meetings are a good opportunity to get to know the other parents.

Facts

School environment

Schoolchildren have a right to a good physical and psychosocial school environment. Children are entitled to feel happy and secure during the school day, and to a good and adapted learning environment.

Parents who believe that their children’s rights are not being respected can complain. Complaints must be addressed to the school. If the parents and the school do not reach agreement, the parents can appeal to the municipality. The appeal can also be sent directly to the county governor. The county governor is the final appeal body.