Many experts believe children do better in school when their parents are actively involved with their education. But while it’s always important to take a healthy interest in your child’s schooling – for instance, helping them to do their homework and speaking regularly to their teachers about their progress – there is some evidence to suggest such parental involvement may not make any difference to a child’s academic performance whatsoever.

All parents want their children to do well at school, but if your child is struggling with their school work, there could be one or more different reasons.

If you feel something is holding your child back at school the following help sheet gives suggestions for potential reasons why and details of where you can go if you need further information.