The Charity has always placed a high value on building strong and positive relationships, not just with the pupils and the schools but with families and the local community.

When a parent or carer engages with their child’s education, all the evidence shows this has a powerful impact on a child’s attitude to learning and their aspirations. We encourage families to engage with their child’s learning, both at school and at home, and show how much they value education through support and encouragement.

We work closely with schools to ensure that parents and carers are informed and involved in their child’s learning journey through our literacy programmes. As well as holding introductory meetings, we also invite families on an individual basis to celebrate a child’s successes. We arrange celebration assemblies when children graduate and provide workshops to guide families on how best to support their child’s learning. Parents receive feedback and are welcome to speak to our tutors if they require more information or ideas about helping their child at home.

Contact: Julie Taylor ( or Beata Gawthrop (