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.
Sutton College Family Learning aims to primarily recruit the less confident learners and family adults who do not have a maths and/or English GCSE A*-C grade.
Priority will be given to partners in areas of high deprivation and/or to those who plan to engage our target families (including families on low incomes, EAL, lone parents, parent /child with disabilities/additional needs)
It is requested that workshops are used to engage families, who are then encouraged to attend longer family learning courses.
Programmes are flexible both in length and breadth of subject and course titles have been suggested below but can be tailored to the needs of families.
Family English, maths and language (English as an Additional Language)
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 5’s to:
Little Learners (EYFS) Rhyme, Make and Play
Aimed at parents/ carers with under-5s to:
‘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 Primary to Secondary School Literacy Workshop
Helps parent and carers to support their children’s transition in terms of literacy from primary to secondary school 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’ ‘Fun with Numbers’, ‘Family Maths Treasure Hunt’
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’
Family Science Workshops
Fun, hands-on science workshops are aimed at KS1, KS2 or KS3 and their parents/carers.
Workshops cover a variety of fascinating topics and aim to:
Keeping your child safe online
Available as a workshop or short course for parents/carers only
Tailored to KS1, KS2 or KS3 children:
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:
Wider Family Learning Courses:
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:
If you would like your school, children’s centre or community venue to offer a family course, please complete the Course Request form.
The Government continues to fund Family Learning but this funding is a contribution not the full costs 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’, 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 in the Autumn Term.
Thank you in advance for your continuing support and partnership