advice for families

Advice for Families

Parental involvement has a large and positive impact on children's learning

Review of Best Practice in Parental Engagement" (Department for Education, 2010

The effect of parental involvement at home was stronger than that of either socio-economic status or parents' level of education

The impact of parental involvement, parental support and family education on pupil achievement and adjustment (Desforges and Abouchaar, 2003
  • How maths helps

    Learning maths is about solving problems, thinking logically and finding different ways of working things out.

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  • Talking about maths

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  • "Nobody told me that before!"

    By Dr Rosemary Russell, an expert in Parental Engagement with Mathematics

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  • "I Can't Do Maths": If You're Saying It, Your Kids Probably Are Too

    by National Numeracy Trustee Wendy Jones. Originally published on Mumsnet in March 2014.

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  • Talking to your child about school

    Tips on talking to your child about school

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  • Helping with maths homework

    Homework supports your child's learning at school, and is a great way for them to develop life skills, such as time management and self-discipline

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  • How the national curriculum works

    The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used at primary and secondary schools to ensure that all children learn the same core topics.

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  • Current teaching methods

    Getting to grips with how children are taught maths at school today

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  • Improving your own maths

    Whatever reason you have for wanting to improve your skills, there are lots of different ways you can develop your own confidence in maths.

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