Family Learning is a collaborative approach between schools and Leeds City College designed to engage parents in their children’s learning and to enable adults to develop their own skills alongside their children. Programmes use a creative approach, providing easy to use activities, techniques and games which can be employed at home to enhance and promote learning. This leads to a greater chance of a child achieving their potential.
What is Family Learning?
‘Family learning has had a great impact on our whole family unit. It has made me a much more confident, thoughtful, fun and present parent.’
We offer the following courses delivered by experienced adult education specialists focused on supporting parents. All courses are designed to support in-school Early Years and Key Stage 1 programmes.
Brief outlines of our offering can be found below. For further Information, or any enquiries pertaining to Family Learning, please contact David Stones at email@example.com.
Supporting Children’s Maths
Supporting Children with Stories, Songs and Rhymes
Supporting Children’s Language Skills
Supporting Children’s Reading with Phonics
Supporting Children’s Writing
Creative Crafts and Supporting Children’s Learning
‘Family Learning is a fantastic way of bringing a school community together. We value the importance and vital role our parents and carers have in working to further their children’s education. Family Learning is a fantastic way of developing this. We are delighted with the outcomes Family Learning has had in our school.’
Benefits of Family Learning are wide ranging and long lasting, below are a few examples of the positive impact these courses can have on the lives of children and their parents.
- Parents/carers learn how to support their children’s learning at home, which reinforces skills that are needed in school
- Children become more confident when learning with parents
- Children are more likely to read books to practise and expand their language skills
- Parents learn to overcome language and literacy barriers to expand their own skills
- Parents have made new contacts and friendships, and become involved in school and community development, developing community cohesion
- Engaging in Family Learning improves the life chances of children and families
‘Family Learning has provided me with a great mindset and it’s ok to get things wrong, to test the boundaries and just have a go. We enjoyed time painting and listening to podcasts, learning to be in the moment and enjoying our family time.’