Thank you to Jack, Education Advisor at for contributing his thoughts on the importance of play across the primary phase (and onwards!). Tapestry share one of our key principles that play has a vital role across the curriculum and in the home. Through our work, we see how the everyday, playful interactions between parent and child have such an impact on a child’s progress, development, and their love of learning. It is these interactions that we can all strive to encourage in our work with schools and families.
On the 21st May Parent Ping, a daily survey app for parents, reported that only 9% of parents of primary aged children would like no homework set for their child. However, they also found that only 2% of parents strongly agreed that homework was a rewarding and enjoyable time for their child.
On Tuesday 27th April we hosted a webinar with Dame Julia Cleverdon Deputy Chair of the Fair Education Alliance where we launched our first charity impact report. With education experts including Janet Goodall of Swansea University we discussed our impact over the last year and set out to reimagine the role of parents in tackling long-term educational inequality.
The first Learning with Parents impact report, highlighting the work of Learning with Parents in the academic year 2019-2020. As a charity, Learning with Parents are passionate about making an impact and are keen to share the challenges being faced and progress being made.
Parents have had such a key role in supporting learning over the last year and with the appropriate support through our programme we can support all children to get off to a great start in September, without increasing the burden or stress on schools and families.