At Learning with Parents, we want to help families to have enjoyable learning experiences together. And for us, it is the interactions that children have with the adults at home which are the most valuable.
Learning with Parents is delighted to announce a new collaboration with Promethean. This will see the two organisations work together on a series of initiatives to help tackle inequality in UK education.
Learning with Parents is taking part in the Christmas Challenge to raise £20,000 in just one week!
We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Chair of Trustees, Sally Dicketts.
Learning with Parents is alarmed and saddened by the cost of living crisis which looks set to push up to 500,000 more children into absolute poverty. Here are some of the things we are doing to try to play our part in responding to this evolving crisis.
On the 27th June we held an event with the Education Endowment Foundation. Our CEO Tom Harbour was joined by Fliss James from the EEF to discuss how to motivate and empower parents to have more high-quality interactions, and share evidence on the impact these can have on children’s learning and development.
At the Bett UK EdTech conference last week, we launched our collaboration with Promethean, held a series of talks, and introduced our new Mathscots!
I am so pleased to share our 2021 impact report, highlighting the work of Learning with Parents during the 2020-21 academic year. 2021 was meant to be the year after the pandemic, but as we have seen things have not become easier for families, especially those in disadvantaged communities.
Our CEO Tom Harbour recently spoke to Caroline Doherty on the Key Voices podcast about how schools can make parental engagement inclusive. Tom and Caroline discuss why Tom set up Learning with Parents, the different strands of the charity’s work and the impact of partial school closures on parental engagement.
With the Parental Engagement Network’s guidance for schools to audit and improve their support for parents, and Learning with Parents’ expertise creating activities that support all families to engage in learning, we teamed up to showcase our findings and best practice for schools.
Thank you to Jean Gross, author and education expert, for contributing her insights on how to successfully work with parents. Here, Jean shares her nine secrets for effective parental engagement and discusses the importance of putting ourselves in parents’ shoes. Jean shares our belief that for parental engagement efforts to be successful, they must be both enjoyable, and accessible for all families.
Parental engagement has never felt more important than at the start of this term. These easy to implement tips are for schools to use so they can start building that crucial partnership with parents from the beginning of term.
Our CEO, Tom Harbour recorded a podcast with maths teacher, author, and TES advisor Craig Barton. In a broad-ranging conversation, Tom and Craig discuss the differences between parental involvement in school versus engagement in learning, changes schools can make to foster parental engagement, barriers for parents, and how schools can support “hard to reach” families.
In this blog post, Amelia, our School Partnership Manager, discusses how important it is for parents to be engaged in their child’s learning in every keystage. This is not always easy so she gives 5 easy to implement top tips for schools to consider.
Our CEO, Tom Harbour recently recorded a podcast with our friends at Tapestry. They discussed why parental engagement is so important, how educators can reduce barriers to engagement for families, and why we need to see education as something that happens everywhere, not just in schools and settings.