Home-school partnerships

Home–school partnerships involve a student’s parents/carers and teachers sharing important information about the student on a regular basis to support their success at home and school. Clear communication is especially important for students that have diverse needs, including students of the autism spectrum, and students who may not always communicate what is happening at school with their parents/carers.

Clear communication is even more important when students are learning from home, including due to school closure.

A teacher talking with a parent/carer
Middle years
Students on the autism spectrum may not always communicate with their parents/carers about what is happening at school, or with their teachers about what is happening at home. If... Read more
Adults working on a document together around a table
Early years
Collaborative partnerships with parents/carers, colleagues, and external education agencies are critical to: promote an inclusive culture in the school and broader community  suc... Read more
A person helping another person to get up, clasping hands to pull them up
Middle years
Senior years
Adolescents on the autism spectrum benefit from having a champion in their transition planning team. A champion: takes a leadership role during the student’s transition planning... Read more
Parent or teacher helping a student with their work
Middle years
Senior years
Adolescent-centred transition planning: helps to build self-determination in adolescents on the autism spectrum may improve transition outcomes. Encouraging students to play an a... Read more