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Carers supporting education at home


Our children’s carers play an integral role in supporting our children to access educational experiences, whether this be through play at home, supporting with attendance, encouraging involvement in extracurricular/ family activities and experiences, supporting with homework or encouraging wider learning.  

As a carer creating opportunities both inside and outside of the home are important in building a child’s vocabulary and experiences, whether this be through play activities for our little ones or building life skills and Independence skills for our young people.


Helping with homework

Homework can be difficult for some of our children, you can support by making time and space for homework and reading at home. Sometimes homework will involve finding things out or doing something practical and you can do this learning together as part of family life – cooking, reading, playing. Help establish good ‘study’ habits as they grow older and this will help as they go through the system, helping them to become independent and successful learners. Give praise for putting time and effort into work, not just for getting the right answer. 

Links to useful websites for encouraging home learning

Working with schools

The relationship between our carers and schools is integral for the success of our children in education. We would recommend carers keep in close communication with our children’s class teachers and designated teacher, who will be able to advise of our children’s attainment and progress and as such any resources or online platforms the school recommends for our children to access at home. 


Tuition is a really useful way of engaging our children in wider learning in core subject areas, whether is to help raise attainment, prepare for SATS/ GCSE’s or to be aspirational and encourage our children to achieve to be the best that they can. As a carer you could discuss this at our child’s PEP.  

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What to do if you're worried that our child is not coping in school

  1. Liaise with the child's social worker
  2. Speak to your schools designated teacher
  3. Speak with Virtual school 
  4. Request a PEP to bring all professionals together 



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