The duty of care that schools have to provide their students with an education tailored to best suit their needs does not make the school’s job any easier. The role of the school in a child’s upbringing is being expanded, which increases the need for cooperation between parents and school, and the FP facilitates that cooperation. Parents feel taken seriously and teachers are given a better insight into the educational and supportive needs of the child.
Anne Niehe discusses the role of the FP at her primary school
- The FP puts words to feelings
- Maintaining a dialog with parents
- Parents and teachers speak the same language
- Promote development of expertise for teachers
- Make clear what the child needs