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Apply now to be part of our UK-wide parental engagement programme

15 Jun 2021

National Numeracy is expanding its successful parental engagement programme to schools across the country in 2021-22, and we are currently recruiting primary schools to get involved.

The programme aims to support schools in developing their parental engagement strategies in order to improve the confidence of both children and parents/carers in maths, and to help parents build a positive relationship with their children’s learning.

Apply by 2nd July 2021 using the application form below.

Please note that the deadline for schools in East Ayrshire has been extended to 23rd August 2021.

National Numeracy's Ben delivering a parental engagement workshop

Each participating school will receive a package of support, including:

  • Family Maths scrapbooks and activities for all pupils

  • Staff training and support from a parental engagement expert

  • Becoming a Numeracy Champion training for school champions working with parents

  • Termly online cluster meetings with other participating schools, led by National Numeracy

  • Access to the National Numeracy Challenge website for all staff and parents

  • One workshop offered to parents to explore their own attitudes around maths and support them in helping their children build positive attitudes to maths

  • Materials to communicate with parents about the project (eg. template letters home, social media posts etc)

Applications are open to all primary schools in the UK, but we are particularly interested in hearing from schools who have a high percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals or from SIMDQ1-3 in Scotland, and schools from the following areas:

  • Luton

  • Nottingham

  • East Ayrshire

  • South Yorkshire

  • South Teesside

  • West Midlands

  • Bristol

  • Gloucester

If you are located in London, please take a look at our ongoing parental engagement in London project here.


There are currently 18 places available for primary schools on our parental engagement programme, so please fill in the application form if you’re interested in taking part or get in contact if you’d like any further information.

To apply for a place on the programme, return your completed application form to us at [email protected] by Friday 2nd July 2021.

Please note that the deadline for schools in East Ayrshire has been extended to 23rd August 2021.

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