What did you do in practice?
At the event, parents, staff and scholars fellowshipped in the outdoor Agriculture Classroom partaking in a lovely meal. The kids were busy visiting STEAM stations in the school and getting reacquainted while their parents became more comfortable with their return to newly reopened Broad Street school. The reading specialist gave a presentation on scholar data to help parents interpret academic data reports. Taking it one step further, parents had the opportunity to talk with a staff member about the current academic data reports for their scholars.
Why did you do this implementation trial?
Broad Street is in a challenging socio-economic area and our parental figures are often weighed down simply navigating the world. School data reports are overwhelming. This event made it comfortable for parents and guardians to learn and ask questions about the academic reports that the school sends home.
The dream is that our school creates a bridge that connects school, home and community. This bridge would allow for the emergence of a 21st century school community.