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Primary schools needed for free parental engagement programme

28 Feb 2023

National Numeracy is inviting applications from primary schools across the country to take part in its successful - and free - parental engagement programme in 2023-24.

The programme aims to support schools in developing their parental engagement strategies, 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.

Father and son learning together

For 2023-24 there are 28 places available for primary schools. Please apply by 31 May 2023 - click the  button below to download the application form, which should be returned to us at: [email protected]. If you have any questions, do get in touch.


Each participating school will receive a package of support across the school year 2023-24, 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 cluster meetings with other participating schools, led by National Numeracy
  • Access to the National Numeracy Challenge website for all staff and parents
  • A parent workshop exploring parents’ & carers’ own attitudes around maths and how they can help their children build a positive relationship with maths
  • Materials to communicate with parents about the project (e.g. template letters home, social media posts etc)

The programme is open to primary schools in the following areas:

  • Greater Manchester
  • North Ayrshire
  • Nottingham
  • Sunderland & Co. Durham
  • Liverpool City Region (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral)


What participants say

"Parents who are less confident with maths are able to get involved" A London teacher

"The activities are fun and I like talking about them with my family" Child participant

“As a family we are engaging in more maths related activities and this has increased our own confidence and that of our children.” Parent participant