Family literacy sessions could boost learning, but supporting parents to attend is hard

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Offering parents ‘family learning’ sessions that aim to give them the tools they need to aid their child’s learning at home might improve literacy, but supporting them to turn up regularly can be difficult. This is according to new research from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) that adds to the growing evidence of how to engage parents effectively.

115 primary schools in England took part in a randomised controlled trial of Family Skills, a programme delivered by a partnership led by Learning Unlimited that aimed to improve the literacy and language of children learning English as…

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