Family learning for families which schools find hard to reach in the early years and primary settings (including Gypsy, Roma and Travellers and those with English as an additional language).
The Equality Diversity Inclusion Team - EDIT (formally Inclusion Support Service Kent (ISSK)) offer both bespoke and centralised training through CPD online to schools, collaborations, multi academy trusts, early years and foundation stage settings and children's centres to develop and demonstrate how family learning can improve parental engagement in their children’s learning and within the life of the school.
During this training staff will:
- examine underpinning pedagogical principles and research on benefits of family learning
- explore strategies and practical activities and resources which will engage families in their children’s learning
- develop an understanding of the importance of the use of first language in children’s learning and how this can be promoted to parents
- be able to implement family learning in your school or setting and gauge impact.
- operates within a culture equal partnership and mutual respect
- recognises the role of the parent as the first educator
- accelerates the progress of children from vulnerable groups including those who have English as an additional language, and those from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
- values diversity of culture, race, relationships and beliefs
- raises aspirations and engagement in learning
- benefits the wider learning community through promoting change and empowering individuals and communities.
Family learning is a programme that can be delivered using pupil premium funding.