I’ve put forward a couple of new ideas for consideration in the primary schools I visit:
Practice Guidelines For Parents of New Pupils
At the time when enthusiasm is at its keenest, it might be a good idea for households with little or no experience of learning instruments to have description of how best to spend practice time. When it’s written, I’ll post a copy of it here.
Settling In Report
Rather than wait until June before offering parents a written description of strengths and recommendations, a short interim report might prove helpful. If a pupil has survived until June, things are probably going well enough. Where problems occur is after the honeymoon period, where application replaces novelty, and it seems like a good idea to let parents have an early report on their investment.