Parental partnership

Join your child's learning journey

Research has shown that parental engagement plays a crucial role in children's education. We want the best for your child; by working in partnership with you we can enrich your child’s learning journey together.

What can you do?

Researchers at the universities of Oxford and London have itemised the activities parents should encourage in order to provide a high quality home-learning environment and improve academic performance:

Preschool age

  • Reading frequently to the child
  • Going to the library with the child
  • Playing with numbers with the child
  • Painting and drawing with the child
  • Teaching the child letters
  • Teaching the child numbers
  • Reading poems to the child and singing songs and rhymes with the child

5 years to 7 years

  • Playing with the child with toys, games and puzzles
  • Playing computer games with the child
  • Going to the library with the child
  • Listening to the child read
  • Reading to the child
  • Using the computer with the child for educational reasons
  • Doing sport and physical activities with the child
  • Supporting the child to play make believe games
  • Encouraging painting, drawing and making models
  • Encouraging the enjoyment of dance, music and movement

7 years to 11 years

  • Joining in games and play with the child
  • Visiting the library with the child
  • Listening to the child read
  • Reading to the child
  • Teaching a school subject (such as geography, science or English)
  • Getting involved in sport, dance or physical activities with the child
  • Going on educational visits with the child – such as to museums, nature parks, farms etc
  • Playing computer games with the child
  • Using the computer with educational programmes
  • Using the internet for learning with the child

Find out more about how you can help with your child's learning here.