Parents who volunteer their time to help out at their child’s Madrassah on a regular basis are known as classroom or parent helpers. They are not the same as classroom assistants, who are paid staff.
Parent helpers are a great asset to teachers and children at a Madrassah. They can make a big difference to the quality and experience of learning and teaching. Depending on their expertise and capability, they may assist in listening to pupils read, correct writing, or encourage and guide students in hands on activities or team work.
Studies show that parents involvement in their child’s school -even if it does not involve direct contact with their own child- improves children’s experience at school. Additionally, it is often observed that the more parents and guardians are involved in their child’s Madrassah, the better the child’s behaviour, the more focused they are and the quicker progress they make.
So, if a parent offers to help at your Madrassah, thank them very much and express appreciation and gratefulness for the offer, for it was reported that the prophet peace be upon him said: “Whoever is not grateful to the people, he is not grateful to Allah.”