Welcome to the Celebration of the Comenius Regio FASTER Project. Comenius Regio FASTER Project. Radom – Poland and Sefton - UK 2010-2012. Where we are in Europe?. Radom, Poland Sefton United Kingdom. Why are families important?.
Radom – Poland and Sefton- UK
The case for involving parents & families in pupil learning
“ Families are formative influences in people’s lives and places of deep learning”
“Parents and carers are a child’s first and most enduring educators”
Haggart,J.(2000) A Guide to Family Learning
The effect of early Home Learning Environment on pupils age 5 has an effect over and above parental background factors such socio- economic status, maternal education and family income. (EPPE Study 2004)
Parental interest in their child’s education has four times more influence on attainment by age 16 than socio- economic background
(Feinstein & Symons 1999)
Parental involvement in their child’s reading has been found to be the most important determinant of language and emergent literacy
( National Literacy Trust 2007)
The original Sure Start programme was based on
evidence that effective early intervention can prevent
costs to society later on.
Evidence from community-based programmes, that are locally led, can help to engage those families who might
not otherwise seek help
This showed that integrated early years settings were particularly beneficial to children’s development.
EPPE also shows that disadvantaged children who attended childcare settings with children from mixed social backgrounds made more progress than in settings serving mainly disadvantaged children
14 Sylva K, Melhuish E, Sammons P, et al. Effective Pre-school Provision. London: Institute of Education 2004, and Melhuish EC, Sylva K, Sammons P, et al.
Preschool influences on mathematics achievement.
Social therapy classes
Families and Schools Together in European Regions
Sharing good practice and developing strategies to support vulnerable families in Radom (Poland) and Sefton (UK)
The School for Parents
to reach families with incentives for attendance
Improved Pupil Life Chances
Attendance at school
Parental involvement in learning
Improved parental & pupil attitude towards education
Benefit to siblings & peer group