Family Learning for Schools

We are all aware how vital parent support is in a child’s education – after all parents are a child’s first teacher!  Like you, we know that children whose parents take an interest in what they do and are able to support their learning, do better at school and have improved life-chances.

And that’s where Family Learning can help.

Family Learning is a nationwide programme that provides courses for parents/carers to recognise how to support their children with learning at home. Aimed at families around Lincolnshire who have the most need, our experienced tutors plan activities which focus on supporting their children rather than addressing an adult’s own learning need. By making resources and trying out activities that are easily replicated at home, their confidence in their own ability to support their child grows, providing the opportunity for children to achieve more.

Family Learning is free to learners and to settings. We fund the costs of a tutor and a member of your school staff to work together to deliver the 2-hour sessions. 

For the first hour our tutor will work with the parents to teach activities that support learning and prepare them for second hour of joint learning.

The link tutor from the school works with their children to provide extra support in the first hour and leads the second hour of joint learning with parents and their children, supported by the tutor.

Our team of expert, qualified tutors deliver a range of courses in schools, Children’s Centres and community settings.  The programmes are flexible, friendly and fun. Whether it’s parental engagement or meeting Ofsted criteria, we can support you and your parents, working with you to plan a family learning course that suits your school’s needs. But don’t just take our word for it! Find out what our partner schools say about how Family Learning has supported their school community.

We understand that our traditional classroom-based Family Learning courses are more of a challenge to organise this term as regulations change to keep families safe.

So alongside working in schools, we’re delivering our courses online too!

Through TEAMS our experienced tutors deliver a 1 hour interactive session to adults, working through activities and helping them understand how they can support their child’s learning. Parents are then given tasks to complete with their children over the week to share at the next session. These courses are available to parents and carers across the county through our 2aspire Adult Learning website.

If you would like to offer an exclusive online course for parents/carers of your school please see our newsletter for contact information.

We can also support those adults who want to improve their own skills with a route back into education as confidence in their own abilities builds. With a focus on improving English, maths, IT and health and wellbeing for families across the county, we offer adult-only qualification courses and routes into further/higher education, volunteering and employment.

Want to know more? For further information contact BS_learninglh@lincolnshire.gov.uk

We know it’s important to keep our partner schools informed of what’s happening within our service – have a look at our latest newsletter