Food for Thought  

This segment shows examples of different barriers or situations that ethnic and cultural minority parents have faced.

Have you ever faced similar issues? How did you overcome them?

“I’m not confident in my English- can’t talk in front of people”

Meriem is currently learning English, she is very anxious about making mistakes and will ask her daughter to check what she has written in the “communication jotter” with school to make sure her spelling is correct. Meriem has been to meetings at the school but doesn’t say much as she is worried about saying the “wrong” thing.

Why do you think Meriem felt this way?

What can you as a Parent Council do to help Meriem?

What could the school do to help Meriem?

Are there any other services that could help support Meriem?