School Community Relations
SF schools work along with the parents and the communities to enable progress for everyone involved.
The school and community work collaboratively and share resources in order to strengthen student, family, and community learning. The involvement with the community goes beyond just identifying and engaging stakeholders in activities that enhance the impact of Shriram Foundation activities; it also encompasses building a relationship with the community.
The Foundation’s proactive involvement with the communities helps to identify community needs, also be aware and respect the cultural, social and political rights of the people.
The relationship between parents and teachers help to build a system where student's success is measured in terms of creativity, mental and physical well-being, and good citizenship, in addition to academic achievement. Small changes parents make have a big impact on their children's health, learning abilities and performance. The community at large is supportive and actively engaged in student learning and other activities of the school.
Our schools invest their resources in initiatives and programmes aimed at improving the social aspects of community life. Types of social investments may include projects related to training, education, culture, school space and infrastructure utilization, etc.
Healthy Schools—Healthy Communities
The school staff maintains purposeful, active, positive relationships with families of its students and with the community in which it operates to support student learning. Parents and families are actively and continuously involved in student learning and other school activities. Opportunities are also created for direct contact and interaction between the school and parents/families – like open days, and Montessori training of selected parents from community. The schools have a systematic approach that encompasses a variety of meaningful activities that engage parents and extended family in helping the students and schools succeed.
Small surveys are conducted for simple fact-finding and to understand aspects like family diversity, languages spoken, cultural practices, economic status and belief systems. The schools create opportunities for parents and families to learn about, and become involved in, curricular and instructional activities in school. This engagement with the schools helps parents in understanding the needs and consequences of a student’s academic and non-academic plan.