Many of the students at the Academy come from families with low levels of English or no English at all. These families are encouraged to join literacy classes at the Academy and are taught with the support of their child. Again online programmes are used to support these sessions but also allow learning to be continued at home. The result has been greater employability and community engagement for the adults and vastly improved levels of literacy and positive behaviour amongst the students.
Please see the video below for full details:
If you are interested in developing this approach in your centre, please see the toolkit developed by Shireland below.
Improving attainment and progress through family engagement.