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Family learning

What and where you can learn, costs and find and book a course.

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What is family learning?

Family learning courses are run in many UK schools. They give parent/carers the opportunity to find out how things are taught in their own child's school, as well as a chance to share ideas with other parents and develop their own skills and help their children to succeed in school. 

In the East Riding the council works in partnership with local primary schools to deliver a range of family learning courses that can contribute to raising achievement in schools.

Who are the courses suitable for?

Family learning courses are suitable for parent/carers of children in year groups 4 and 5, however, can be tailored for younger or older children as appropriate. Sessions are delivered by an experienced family learning tutor and it is best to check with your child's school first to see what sessions are on offer.

What can I learn?

The types of courses that we currently deliver in partnership with local East Riding schools are: 

  • Anti-bullying: Start to build an awareness of bullying, where it can happen and what you can do about it.
  • Building confidence: Discover the importance of building confidence and the difference it can make. 
  • Emotional wellbeing: Recognise the signs of stress in children and start to consider some techniques to support them.
  • Developing literacy: An introducation to a range of mini games and activities to support literacy development at home. 
  • Developing maths: Find out how creating mini-games at home can support maths development in a fun way. 
  • Internet safety: An introduction to ways that you can reduce the risk to you and your family when working online. 

To find out more about these courses please visit our  course finder. Alternatively get in touch with your child's school to find out what family learning courses are on offer. 

Where can I learn?

All of our family learning courses are delivered in partnership with local schools, therefore you should speak to your school, or check your school's website, to see what's on offer. 

How much do courses cost?

Our family learning courses in schools are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) so are free of charge to parent/carers and schools who take part in the courses.

How do I find out more?

You can use our course finder to search for courses by title, subject or location. You can also contact your child's school to find out about family learning courses on offer. 

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