Parents set the targets for children

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Parents of pupils at a south east Northumberland school have been given the chance to help shape their child’s education by setting targets.

Students at Bedlingtonshire Community High School have seen their parents help to set goals for them to achieve during the school year.

In a meeting with their child’s form teacher, the parents have all been given the opportunity to look at their child’s expected grades for the forthcoming year and agree upon targets to help their child achieve these.

Assistant headteacher at the high school, Jamie Bell, who is in charge of parental engagement, said he was delighted with how many parents had signed up to the initiative.

“We are very pleased by the uptake for these meetings and that parents are engaged with helping their children achieve their grades through the setting of targets which they can then monitor and help the student achieve.”