GEMS Parental Engagement Programme
The GEMS Parental Engagement Programme was launched in 2009 with the goal of improving student achievement. A priority in every GEMS school, this initiative requires strategic and on-going support of parents to help further student progress. Demand for the programme is evident by the tens of thousands of parents who participate in Parental Engagement events and activities in our schools.
Schools facilitate regular opportunities for parents to understand the value of engagement and help develop their skills to assist learning at home. GEMS ensures the school infrastructure and professional development to integrate parents into teaching and learning, and provides information, tips and resources on both parenting and how to support the ‘3-a-day’ approach at home, on a dedicated Parental Engagement website, www.gemsparents.com
Each GEMS school is unique and develops Parental Engagement activities tailored to meet the needs of their community, but certain elements are expected from every school. These may include:
In addition to strong on-going parent outreach in each school, GEMS brings Parental Engagement to the centre stage of our schools across the United Arab Emirates in an annual celebration called “Parental Engagement Week.” The week is a reminder of this daily priority and highlights the most effective activities which support parents, who in turn support their child or teenager.