Every community – and every school – has different demographics, different strengths and different needs.
What are the needs in your school community?
How will you find out?
Here are a few suggestions:
- Run a survey. There are free online tools such as Survey Monkey and Google Forms. Keep it short and to the point.
- Use your online meetings to listen to your members. Encourage members to ‘network’ with other parents and be alert to emerging needs in the school community.
- Watch social media. Are there themes in the comments? If a few people say it, many others are probably thinking it.
- Keep in touch with teachers and school management. They should be aware of issues and needs in the school community.