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Learning with parents

Research suggests that by age 11, a disadvantaged child is on average nine months behind their peers in English and Maths – and that only 14% of this is related to what happens at school, while 49% is related to what happens at home.

But what can schools do differently to engage parents? How can they find out what the barriers facing the most disengaged families really are? And how do power dynamics, time and child enjoyment have a role to play?

In this episode of NAHT's School Leadership Podcast, you'll hear Tom Harbour, founder of the charity Learning with Parents, discuss these questions and more with NAHT assistant general secretary James Bowen. Learning with Parents was set up to help all families have positive learning interactions together – find out more at learningwithparents.com.

Click below to listen – or subscribe to the School Leadership Podcast on your preferred podcast app. 

First published 15 September 2023