A new school year, new children and new parents. Of course, some parents will already have children at your school but for others these first few weeks and months are crucial in understanding how you work, what you expect and what your future relationship might look like.
There may be tough times ahead. Perhaps there will be occasions where parents may be unhappy because you have turned down an application for a term-time holiday or their child has been sanctioned for something they think they didn’t do. If you have a relationship based on respect, then these blips are more easily overcome.
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