Welcome to Learn at Home
We know how important parental involvement is to a child's education. In a recent survey we found that 72%* of teachers attribute developed language skills and higher reading levels to those children who regularly enjoy reading time with parents at home. And it doesn’t end there, the research supporting parental engagement and involvement is extensive.
Worryingly though, a massive 98%* of teachers said they are either very or quite concerned that reading for pleasure does not take place often enough in some homes.
Which is why here at Pearson, we’ve developed Learn at Home. Created to support the home-school partnership, Learn at Home gives parents a helping hand in getting to grips with their child’s development at school, as well as handy tips and support for schools on engaging and involving parents. We believe that this kind of support is crucial and should be accessible to everyone, which is why our Learn at Home information and advice is all provided free.
To help schools engage their parents we’ve put together an online bank of free resources, information and tips. Schools can download printable letters for sending home and information for adding to school websites or VLEs. Schools can also register for a free guide, Engaging Parents: A Practical Guide for Schools, packed with information on the importance of parental involvement, practical suggestions and advice from schools that have successfully engaged their parents. There’s plenty more to come so watch this space!
Find out more about our support for schools.
For parents and carers
Our Learn at Home FAQ bank answers some of those frequently asked questions parents may have around choosing schools and supporting children at school. We’ve also teamed up with Mumsnet, the UK's most successful parenting website, to create Mumsnet Learning. Through Mumsnet Learning we provide free learning-related content, advice and information to support parents with their child’s learning. As well as regularly updated educational articles, there are also videos, free eBooks and activities.
Parents can also find out about the fantastic range of books and apps we have to support children's maths and reading at home.
Find out more about our support for parents.
*Survey by Opinion Matters, commissioned by Pearson and The Booktrust, 2011