Mike Baker puts forward an imaginary case study involving two challenging families to an expert panel to see how they would cope with the provocation of some parents.
Parents sometimes believe their children are perfect, others think their child would be the next Einstein if only the teacher improved the instruction.
Others are convinced that the teacher is picking on their child and cannot see the point of school anyway.
Handling these perceptions and the parents themselves is one of the trickiest parts of a teacher's work. Can a parent be turned from foe to friend, or at the very least an ally?
Mike Baker, education journalist and presenter of this programme, sadly passed away on 21.09.2012.
Gives suggestions on how to achieve effective partnership with parents, how best to manage and use home-school agreements and how to get the most from parental involvement
Website looking at ways teachers can get on with their job effectively and ensure that parents are working with them towards the same goals