At its best, learning is an enrichment of the whole of life. It is not just about what goes on in learning institutions. Better Learning aims to include and support parents and families in their children's learning to ensure the very best outcomes.
It is important for families to be engaged in young people’s learning at every age. From first steps to graduation, whether pre-school play to exam revision, getting parent participation can create a culture that can raise the grades of every student in the class.
Our interactive courses are tailored for parents, carers and other family members who are interested in supporting a child to be the best they can be. Simple step-by-step fun ways to help support your child get the most out of their education and help you connect better every day.
Better Learning aims to move with current developments in education relevant to families and their involvement in children’s learning. We are available to work in partnership and support policy which will enhance the learning experience of children by engaging their families in a wide range of learning opportunities.
There’s a whole range of roles that cover the space in the community between formal education and the family whose actions are vital in developing positive relations, from those in local authorities to church and other community workers.
The course highlighted that we need to understand the position of parents and families – not simply do our job!
Administrator - Bluecoat Meres Primary School
“The course has highlighted the importance of involving families ……made me question my current methods and identify how we can further develop family engagement, as a school”
Early Years Teacher - West Grantham CE Primary Academy
Parental engagement is a vital component in the academic success of secondary pupils and so the headline performance of the school. Never has this been more relevant than with the introduction of the challenging curriculum at GCSE and A level and with the widespread use in society of social media platforms by pupils and their parents to measure school experience and success. It is important that schools are able to engage and encourage all parents to work with the school for the benefit of their children.
…. a really positive experience for the whole school as it has highlighted how much we do to support our families and their children but more importantly where we need to go next in order to be able to raise attainment.
Headteacher - Copthorne Primary School
Although we have always had a high standard of engaging with our families this has strengthened it and has enabled us to start new processes which will only further strengthen the relationships we already have.