It is of highest importance that regular, ongoing and open ended communication exist between schools and parents, grandparents and children involved.
2. Gather information
Current copies of interim and final court orders for custody arrangements and any DV, restraining orders must be recorded, filed and known.
3. Liaise with others
Utilise human resources within and without the school environment. Support of single and step families is a multifaceted endeavour.
4. Give Grace
Extending grace in abundance is key in successful, supportive school practice. A one- size fits all approach doesn’t work.