Supporting Learning

Success for all

SUPPORTING LEARNING

We Must Work Together to Empower Our Children

Parents play a crucial role in supporting their children’s learning, and levels of parental engagement are consistently associated with better academic outcomes. Children can achieve better at school when their family and friends take an interest in their school-life. Getting involved, even in the simplest way, shows them that you care about your child’s education.

Never Too Late

Whatever your lifestyle or family situation, it is never too soon (or too late) to start helping a child develop a positive attitude towards learning. 

ENCOURAGEMENT

Give encouragement and show appreciation of your child’s achievements, whether great or small – Talk with TRUST Download

LEARNING & INTERESTS

Allow them to make mistakes and to learn from them and encourage a variety of interests

EFFECTIVE FEEDBACK

Give feedback rather than criticism, For example, rather than saying ‘you got it wrong’, try saying ‘it didn’t seem to work that way’. This can help them think about where they went wrong and try again

TOGETHERNESS

Learn together, do things together, visit interesting places, talk about things you’ve seen on television and allow your child to ask questions

PACE

Let your child develop at their own pace. Be realistic and avoid putting your child under pressure with high expectations

READING

Encourage reading by having books, magazines and newspapers in the home and let your child see you and other family members reading them – 7 Top Tips Download

ROUTINE

Create a regular routine and good home learning habits, but be cautious about giving direct assistance with home learning (particularly for older children).

GOAL SETTING

Encourage them to set goals, plan and manage their time and emotions. This type of support can help children to regulate their own learning, and will often be more valuable than direct help with home learning tasks – Home Learning Download

We Welcome Your Feedback

As a college, we are also always seeking to improve so if you have any suggestions or questions please get in touch. We must work together to empower our children to “develop their own solutions and shape their own futures

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We want all students to be able to manage independently

We want all students to be able to manage independently but they will need support and encouragement whilst they learn to be organised and proactive. We have a range of ‘Information Evenings’ focused on the supporting parents with particular aspects of their school-life (e.g. health and wellbeing, revision techniques and university preparation). Please look out for dates on the college calendar. If you are interested in the latest research into how students learn, these two short podcasts give advice to support older students to plan their study schedule in a way that assures the learning sticks in their long-term memory. (There are lots of other useful resources on the ‘Learning Scientists’ site – just search ‘For Students’ or ‘For Parents’ to keep it focused on what you will find useful).

Interleaving, Elaboration & Dual Coding – PodcastSpacing and Retrieval to Help You Learn – Podcast

Ofsted Parent View

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s college, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time.  You don’t have to wait until the college is being inspected.

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