The research shows that parental involvement in children’s learning is a key factor in improving children’s academic attainment and achievements, as well as their overall behaviour and attendance.
The role of parents during a child’s earliest years is the single biggest influence on their development. Good quality home learning contributes more to children’s intellectual and social development than parental occupation, education or income.
A parent’s attitudes, aspirations and behaviour are all important, as is their ability to:
For some parents, developing this confidence can be difficult - especially if they also need help with their own literacy, language and numeracy skills.
Advantages of family learning
Learning as a family can bring significant benefits for adults and the children in their care. It can:
There are lots of online resources for you to use to get support for home education. here's some of our favourites: