Please find below information for schools, Children’s Centres, libraries and other partners who may be interested in working together to promote Family Learning in the local area.
Programmes are flexible both in length and breadth of subject. Course titles have been suggested below but can be tailored to the needs of your families.
Priority will be given to partners in areas of high deprivation and/or to those who plan to engage our target families (including less confident learners, those with lower levels of literacy and numeracy skills, EAL families, lone parents, parent /child with disabilities and/or additional needs and families on low incomes).
‘Keeping up with the Children’
Helps parents and carers to support their children’s English, maths and language by:
Enjoy English / Love Literacy
Aimed at parents/carers of KS1, KS2 or KS3 children to:
Little Learners (EYFS) English and/or Maths
Aimed at parents/grandparents or carers with under 5s to:
Little Learners (EYFS) Rhyme, Make & Play
Aimed at parents/ carers with under-5s to:
Creative Writing for Parents’ and Carers’ Wellbeing
‘Wow words: Family English and Supporting your Child’
This course is suitable both as progression for families who have attended the ‘Enjoy English/Love Literacy ‘course as well as a stand-alone course for new families.
Family: Fantastic Phonics Workshop
Helps parents/ carers to support their children’s phonic development by:
English Key Stage 1 National Curriculum Test (KS1 SATs) Workshop
Helps parents and carers to support their children’s preparation for the KS1 SATs in English held in Year 2 by:
English Key Stage 2 National Curriculum (KS2 SATs) Workshop
Helps parents and carers to support their children’s preparation for the KS2 SATs in English held in Year 6; Content as above.
Transition from Nursery to Primary School/ Primary to Secondary School: Literacy Workshop
These courses help parents and carers to support their children’s transition in terms of literacy by:
Maths courses are aimed at parents/carers KS1, KS2 or KS3 children:
Maths courses/workshops include ‘Mathstastics: ‘How to improve your Child’s Maths’ and ‘Fun with Numbers’,
Family Language (English as an Additional Language)
Family Language courses are aimed at EAL parents/ carers of EYFS, KS1, KS2 or KS3 children:
Language Courses include: ‘Family: English language-communication-support your child’, ‘Keeping up with the Grandchildren: Fun games and books’; ‘Family Language, Arts and Crafts’
One Step Ahead, Employability Course
This is a 4 week course, aimed at gaining skills that will assist with employment. A short part of the session can also be used to promote family literacy at home. Sessions cover:
Keeping your child safe online
Available as a workshop or short course for parents/carers only
Tailored to KS1, KS2 or KS3 children:
Online Basics –
Offers parents/carers an opportunity to begin their digital journey. This easy to follow, step by step 10 hour course, will guide them through the very basics of using computers. Sessions cover the use of simple tools and techniques to:
This 10 hour course will assist parents and carers with their family’s online safety. It covers:
Accredited work skills course Level 1 (BTEC)
This 8 to 10 hour course enables learners to build a portfolio of tasks/assignments to gain the award
ESOL Reading and Writing courses
A 30-hour accredited course focussing on either reading and/or writing skills.
This is available at various levels. A pre-course assessment will be necessary to determine the starting level.
Classes can be run once or twice weekly as required.
Portfolio based English and Maths awards
12 week accredited City and Guilds courses are available. Details by request.
Provide a wealth of easily managed activities which are not costly to share at home to encourage learning and development.
Wider family learning courses include:
The Government continues to fund Family Learning but this funding is a contribution not the full cost and funding guidance indicates that partners in Family Learning activity may be required to share the cost where appropriate; for schools who receive ‘Pupil Premium Grants’; we would like to suggest a voluntary contribution of £10 per hour towards the tutor salary. (It does not include on-costs and administration costs and schools will not be asked to contribute towards this.)
In addition a small number of courses may also be open to non-priority schools and settings where a charge for delivery will be made; this will provide further financial contribution to support all Family Learning activities across the Borough.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with enquiries or ideas for new projects that you would like to get started.
Please Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or contact Sutton College on 020 8289 4700
Thank you in advance for your continuing support and partnership