Family Learning for Schools

We are all aware how vital parent support is in a child’s education – after all parents are a child’s first teacher!  Like you, we know that children whose parents take an interest in what they do and are able to support their learning, do better at school and have improved life-chances.

Family Learning is free to learners and to settings. We fund the costs of a tutor and a member of your school staff to work together to deliver the 2-hour sessions. 

For the first hour, our tutor will work with the parents to teach activities that support learning and prepare them for second hour of joint learning.

The link Teacher from the school works with their children to provide extra support in the first hour and they will lead the second hour of joint learning with parents and their children, supported by the tutor, helping to develop positive relationships between parents and the school.

Our team of expert, qualified tutors deliver a range of courses in schools, Children’s Centres and community settings.  The programmes are flexible, friendly and fun. Whether it’s parental engagement or meeting Ofsted criteria, we can support you and your parents, working with you to plan a family learning course that suits your school’s needs. But don’t just take our word for it! Find out what our partner schools say about how Family Learning has supported their school community.

And that’s where Family Learning can help. Why not have a chat with us about what we do and find out how we can support you and your parents?

Our Project Officers are:

Kate Maltby and she covers Boston, South Holland and South Kesteven

Give her a call on 07771 638603 or email

Anita Pritchard who covers Lincoln, East and West Lindsey and North Kesteven

Give her a call on 07464 980717 or email


Family Learning is a nationwide programme that provides courses for parents and carers to help them recognise how easy it can be to support their children with learning at home!

As we work with schools whose families have the greatest need in Lincolnshire, our experienced tutors plan activities which focus on supporting their children rather than addressing an adult’s own learning need in a nurturing and non-threatening environment.

Find out the latest Family Learning Information in our most recent newsletter

As their confidence in their own abilities increases many of our learners find they are ready to look at improving their own skills. Part of our tutor’s role is to support adults with those next steps. We share information, advice and guidance providing a focus on improving English, maths, IT and health and wellbeing for families across the county. We signpost learners to what pathway will suit them best, whether it is a route back into further/higher education or volunteering opportunities or how to find employment.

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Find out what’s been happening with our service over the past year from our Lincolnshire Learners Stay Connected Newsletters:

April 2022

March 2022

February 2022

January 2022