Kate Kellner-Dilks is a teaching and learning adviser for primary mathematics at Herts for Learning. Kate has been successfully working with schools to increase the engagement of parents in supporting their children with mathematics. Here she shares this advice.
From conversations I have with primary school teachers and leaders, they often want to engage parents in the mathematics they are teaching. They have a feeling it will help the children, but are not sure the best way to go about it.
Research tells us that children are more successful at school, if their parents support their learning; ‘Family engagement in school has a bigger influence on a pupil’s achievement than socio-economic background, parents’ education level, family structure and ethnicity…’ (www.engagingwithfamilies.co.uk, 2017) Continue reading “Help Parents’ Needed! Parental Engagement Has Big Benefits.”