What is Family Learning?
Family programmes encourage family members to learn together. They are learning as or within a family. They should include opportunities for intergenerational learning and, wherever possible, lead both adults and children to pursue further learning.
The 'family' is purposely not defined to enable adults and children with a range of relationships to participate together. Usually the 'family' should include at least one adult member (i.e 19 or over) and at least one child member (i.e. under 16)
Types of Family Learning
Family English, Maths and Language (FEML)
Our FEML programmes are currently being delivered in schools in partnership with the following Providers:
FEML provision is designed for mothers and fathers with Basic Skill needs. The programmes aim to:
Improve the English, Maths and Language skills of mothers and fathers and their ability to help their children
Improve children's English, Maths and Language skills
Provide information and communication (ICT) courses
FEML programmes are funded by the skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk/
Wider Family Learning (WFL)
Wider Family Learning should promote Lifelong Learning for all the family. Wider Family learning describes a whole range of activities and programmes that involve parents, children and the wider family in learning, often with children and adults learning together.
Why Get Involved?
Family Learning enables mothers, fathers and carers and children to learn together
Family Learning helps mothers, fathers and carers support their children's learning
Family Learning builds confidence, interest and skills to continue learning
Family Learning allows you to have fun whilst learning
Direct Delivery Family Learning
In addition to our commissioned work, Family Learning in Staffordshire is also delivered through our Direct Delivery Unit.
Free family learning tasters, courses and events are delivered by our specialised tutors across the county in schools, special schools, early years’ settings and a wide range of community venues.
Our overall aim is to:
Offer families the opportunity to learn together, discover new skills and encourage them to pursue further learning in a supportive and friendly environment.
Support parents and carers involvement in their child’s education and raise awareness of the vital role that they play in raising attainment levels.
Work with colleagues, partners and agencies to take an active role in consultation and development.
A cooking programme which enables learners to develop their cooking skills in addition to enabling families to better budget their food spend per week. The programme has been designed to promote healthy eating and raising awareness of the opportunities to cook together with their children.
An outdoor programme which raises the participants awareness and knowledge of wildlife and nature. This programmes aims to encourage adults to do fun nature activities with their children. The programme will provide practical support for parents to make nature resources and allow participants to attract more wildlife into their own outdoor space.
This programme encourages parent and child communication and improve relationships through the making of a story sack. The programme includes the use of nursery rhymes which gradually builds up into a rhyme book. Adults will gain an awareness of how children learn to read and learn how to support their children at home.
Meddling with Maths
This programme will support families to help children grow in Maths skills needed for success at school. Curriculum areas included are problem solving, number puzzles, sorting shapes, sizes, colours etc. The delivery illustrates how supporting family maths can be done within a fun environment of games and play. Adults will be helped to work and play with their child and learn the value of this family support.
This programme will support families to help children grow in English skills needed for success at school. Curriculum areas included are fabulous phonics, reading together, developing handwriting and story boards. The delivery illustrates how supporting family English can be done within a fun environment of games and play. Adults will be helped to work and play with their child and learn the value of this family support.
This programme aims to provide a relaxed learning environment which enables families to have fun using ICT equipment and software. The programme will give opportunities to use equipment and software that is used in schools. The programme also raises awareness of internet safety and cyber bullying.
Find out more about our Family Learning success stories
To find out more information about Family Learning and what's happening locally to you, contact Nicola Humphries on 01543 510710 or 07966 328832 or email@example.com