Parent Partnerships aims to bridge the gap between parents and schools and increase parental engagement. It aims to help parents to become more familiar with the National Curriculum's vocabulary and expectations, ultimately, enabling them to feel more confident in supporting their children with learning at home.
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Parent Partnerships was founded by Kamilah Bonfield, a qualified teacher and mother of two. Kamilah began her career in education as a Talent Development Manager, in her role she delivered programs aimed at behavior, attendance and attainment to secondary schools around London, effecting over 200 school-aged children.
In 2015 she began teaching in Primary Schools and developed a love for the curriculum, which led her to her next role as a Curriculum Developer. Within this new role, Kamilah helped to develop a Maths curriculum for schools in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
After a year of Curriculum developing she went back to teaching but was frustrated with the lack of support given to parents and carers, in regards to supporting their child's learning at home. Kamilah and her team found this frustration was common amongst parents, teachers and even children.
So in 2018 Parent Partnerships was founded with the main aim of bridging the gap between schools and parents- helping parents to feel more confident supporting their child's learning at home.
Lack of confidence
We asked 100 parents how confident they felt supporting children's learning at home against the National Curriculum. Less than 30% of parents said the felf very confident. The remaining parents rated between not at all confident and a little bit confident.
Lack of support available
80% of these parents said they had no support and didn't know where to go for free support.
We found that out of the 100 parents we asked the biggest barrier to understanding the National Curriculum was vocabulary and expectations.
Parent Partnerships aims to bridge the gap between schools and parents- helping parents to feel more confident supporting their child's learning at home.
The London boroughs of:city of London, Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster.