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Parental Engagement

The effect of parental involvement at home was stronger than that of either socio-economic status or parents' level of education..

Charles Deforges and Alberto Abouchaar, 'The Impact of Parental Involvement, Parental Support and Family Education on Pupil Achievements and Adjustment'

National Numeracy's Ben delivering a workshop to parents at the front of a classroom

National Numeracy's parental engagement programmes aim 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.

Participating schools receive packages of support, including such resources as:

  • 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)

Read about one of National Numeracy's previous parental engagement projects here

If you are interested in working with us on a parental engagement project, please get in touch at [email protected].

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