Why Is The Home School Connection Important?

Like it? Share it!

Posted by: Sue Atkins

Get it on iTunes Get in on Android

Show notes:

In This Week’s Episode :

Why Is The Home School Connection Important?

You can listen to the full interview by clicking on the link below:
(only available to Members of Sue’s Parenting Club Online)

Sue in Conversation with Ross McGill



Tuppence Worth

Should teachers guard takeaways ‘like bouncers’ at home time?

I was asked to chat to Eamonn Holmes on his Drive Time Show on talkRADIO about this story of Police being called after a school banned kids from entering food shops on the way home – even placing teachers as “bouncers” outside a chip shop.

See the Article –> HERE

The children from Cotham School in Bristol are barred from entering at least three convenience stores and a takeaway during home time between 2.45pm and 3.15pm.

I was outraged as a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher – it’s NOT their job to police kebab shops and chicken take-aways – kids don’t learn from such drastic measures – they’ll go there even more as they like challenging adults during the teenage years –  we need to teach them to take responsibility for their food habits – and of course educate parents.

I KNOW it’s a big problem but making teachers bouncers isn’t the answer.

LISTEN TO THE CLIP FROM MY INTERVIEW WITH Eamonn Holmes on TalkRADIO in this week’s episode.


The successful teachers bouncing back toolkit

Regular Price £7.99 incl.VAT


Teaching can be the most rewarding job, but it can be the most stressful too. But if you’re feeling overwhelmed, overworked and a little off balance then you’re not alone. If you’re keen to be the best teacher you can be but you’re struggling to stay motivated, manage your workload and balance your work/home life effectively then Sue can help you.

How It Works

In this MP3/audio guide Sue will show you how to make your role as a teacher simpler, more enjoyable and ultimately a more fulfilling experience. Drawing on the experiences of some of the best teachers out there, Sue’s audio guide will give you the tools, techniques and strategies you need to be the best teacher you can be, whilst still keeping a healthy work/life balance.

Why Listen To Sue?

With over 25 years experience working with kids, both as a teacher, deputy head and parenting coach, Sue has the knowledge you need to make your teaching career a success. Regularly seen as The Parenting Expert on BBC, Sky News and This Morning, Sue’s relaxed, positive and guilt-free approach allows you to get the advice you need without feeling pressured or overwhelmed.

This Toolkit is about looking at one of the key habits of successful teachers – developing the ability to find a happy medium between working, managing your work load, managing people, getting things done by deadlines and enjoying your family or life outside school.

In this download, we will look at ways to make your role as a teacher simpler, more enjoyable and ultimately a more fulfilling experience.



Related product:

We recommend this product for helping with the issues raised on this podcast.

The successful teachers bouncing back toolkit

The Successful Teacher's Bouncing Back Toolkit Teaching can be the most rewarding job, but it can be the most stressful…

View product

Don’t Stew – Ask Sue Parenting Q & A

Q. Dear Sue, my daughter Mollie keeps getting in trouble with her teacher for losing the newsletter that she is supposed to bring home every Friday in her school bag. It gets crumpled, torn, lost and forgotten and she misses telling us about parents’ evenings, Mufti days and school fairs. What can we do – she’s 5 by the way. And YES, we do look in her book bag! - Maggie Bailey from Telford.

Hi Maggie,

I write for ParentMail – an app that connects schools and parents, efficiently and reliably using modern technology, making essential communications much simpler for everyone.

There are lots of these apps available so why not go and have  a chat with the Head teacher about alternatives to the traditional snail post?

It’s proven, children achieve more when parents are involved with their education so it’s great that you want to be actively involved.

You can read my regular articles on simple, effective Parental Engagement between home and school  here –>  https://www.parentmail.co.uk/blog/category/sue-atkins-parent-expert/

where I write about some great tips to get kids talking & opening up  to you at the end of each day, to tips for getting the most out of parents evening, to tips for moving from primary to secondary school effortlessly.

Hope this helps,


positive parent daily workout ebook

Free ebook, The Positive Parent Daily Workout

Simply enter your details below to get your very own copy of “The Positive Parent Daily Workout” and learn tips and tricks to use every day with your own children.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Like it? Share it!