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Interested in building a strategy to engage your parents in maths?
Check out our School Support Package (SSP). The free continual professional development (CPD) material is available to download and can be used with the whole school. The SSP consists of 2 CPD sessions, one for the SLT member to ensure top level buy in, (this should include the maths coordinator, if they are not part of the SLT), and one for the whole school, this can include ALL school staff not just teachers. The two packages come with guidance on how they should be used. Click here to download them.
Why engage parents in maths?
“Parents, carers and families are by far the most important influences in a child’s life. Their support can play a vital role at all stages of education. Parents who take on a supportive role in their children’s learning make a difference in improving achievement and behaviour.” Education Scotland (2006)
86% of parents who took part in our Parental Engagement project increased their confidence in helping their children with maths.
Family Engagement is a key part of a child’s education; it is especially important in mathematics where parents often lack confidence, one of many barriers to engagement which are explored in this practical toolkit. A good ‘family engagement in maths’ strategy will support parents and carers to engage more effectively with their child’s education. Schools should aim to do this in a friendly, supportive and enjoyable way.
Our year long project- in conjunction with National Numeracy- involving 28 primary schools across London, enabled us to create this practical guide to parental engagement in maths. It contains information and activities for your schools to start, continue or improve your parental engagement strategy in maths. This includes downloadable tools, sources and links, and ideas that have worked well in the project schools.