Leadership

Family Skills

This report by the Education Endowment Foundation looks at “Family Skills”, a programme that aims to improve the literacy and language of children learning English as an additional language. Leadership Briefing (141)

A total of 115 primary schools in England took part in a randomised controlled trial of Family Skills. Over the course of one term, parents of four- and five-year-olds were offered weekly sessions with family learning tutors. The 2.5 hour sessions focused on topics like reading to children, phonics, making the most of bilingualism, learning through play and understanding primary education in England. 

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