Parents as partners

Research has shown the importance of parental engagement in the success of your child’s education. We want the best for your child, and by working in partnership we can successfully enrich your child’s journey through GEMS International school, Gurgaon.

Close communication

Close communication is at the core of our partnership approach. Keeping guardians in the loop regarding their child’s progress is an essential part of what we do. From consultation evenings and written reports, to an “open door” policy which ensures parents can speak with us at any stage, we keep those all-important channels of communication wide open.  Make an appointment today to speak one-to-one with any member of our teaching staff in confidence.

Our 3-a-day parental engagement approach

Widely respected research reveals just how crucial parental engagement is to student achievement. Our 3-a-day mobile app is just one of the ways we’re helping parents provide encouragement and inspiration to their children. The app is an easy tool that delivers daily ideas to help you get involved in your young person’s education.

The app is based on simple, practical advice from our teachers and counselors. It features 3 key sections:

Parents of children at our school can download our 3-a-day app for free from the App Store or Google Play.

Supported by research

International research supports that Parental Engagement impacts student achievement. More specifically, current research underlines the effectiveness of the ‘3-a-day’ strategies GEMS directs parents to do consistently with their children – talk, share, encourage.

Parents need to set high aspirations and help develop their children as learners

Professor John Hattie, Auckland University, New Zealand, conducted a 15-year analysis (published 2008) of 50,000 studies involving 83 million students to see what worked in education.

This parent engagement includes setting goals, displaying enthusiasm for learning, encouraging good study habits, valuing enquiry, experimentation and learning new things, and the enjoyment of reading.

When parents actively engage, examination results go up

One of the most influential literature reviews, carried out was by Professor Charles Desforges (2003)

Desforges’ review led to the development of the ‘Every Child Matters’ policy in Britain.

Parent support can make every teacher more effective

Every three years, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests 15-year-olds in the world’s leading industrialized nations on their reading comprehension and ability to use what they’ve learned in math and science to solve real problems — the most important skills for succeeding in college and life.

Looking beyond the classrooms to better understand why some students thrive taking the PISA tests while others do not, the PISA team interviewed the parents of 5,000 students about how they raised their kids and then compared responses with student test results. The PISA team made three profound discoveries:

Parent surveys started with four countries in 2006, and grew to an additional 14 in 2009 and reported the findings above in 2011. PISA is conducted by The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

The kind of parental engagement matters, as well

The PISA team also discovered that simply talking to and asking your child how their school day was, and showing genuine interest in their learning can have the same impact as hours of private tutoring.

Many forms of involvement, but only few relate to higher student performance

In an article called “Back to School” for The American School Board Journal, November 2011, Patte Barth, Director of the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education, reported that parent involvement affects student achievement, and found somewhat surprising results:

Getting parents involved with their children’s learning at home is a more powerful driver of achievement than parents attending P.T.A. and school board meetings, volunteering in classrooms, participating in fund-raising or back-to-school nights