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Family Learning

Research has shown that families are the first and most important teachers.

Family Learning helps parents and carers gain confidence and skills to provide vital support for their children’s development and wellbeing. We encourage families to engage better with schools and to feel more confident working and communicating with teachers. Our workshops explain the UK school curriculum and how children learn and develop. Family Learning helps parents raise children’s attainment and provides a good foundation for an exciting learning journey.

Our workshops include:

  • Maths in KS2 – calculations
  • Maths in KS2 – reasoning
  • ESOL for parents – pre-entry to entry 2 mixed ability
  • Phonics in schools – what children learn and how to support your child
  • Everyday English for Parents New to the UK (EAL)
  • UK School
  • Family First Aid
  • UK Phonics (for adults)
  • Art and craft making together
  • Maths for fun – make puzzles, 3D structures and toys while developing maths skills
  • Bookstart creations

All our workshops and courses are FREE. Check out some of our courses below. We deliver in schools, family hubs, libraries, WAES centres and at community events in Westminster.

Are you a parent or carer? Ask about us at your child’s school and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or for more information email communitylearning@waes.ac.uk with your contact details and the Community Team will get in touch with you.

Are you a school? Contact Harriet Amos to discuss what we could deliver for you at communitylearning@waes.ac.uk

Family Learning Courses
Everyday English for parents new to the UK (EAL)
Day(s): Friday
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Weeks: 2
Start Date: 28/06/2024
Venue: Distance Learning
Full Fee: Free
Level: Pre-Entry Level
Concessions: Yes

Phonics! Learn the correct sounds, learn the phonics rules and the exceptions to those rules, become familiar with the terminology, know how to break down words to read them and to build up words to spell them. With support available for Arabic, Spanish and French speakers but ALL are welcome.

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Everyday English for parents new to the UK (EAL)
LOW AVAILABILITY
Day(s): Monday
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Weeks: 2
Start Date: 01/07/2024
Venue: Distance Learning
Full Fee: Free
Level: Pre-Entry Level
Concessions: Yes

Phonics! Learn the correct sounds, learn the phonics rules and the exceptions to those rules, become familiar with the terminology, know how to break down words to read them and to build up words to spell them. With support available for Arabic, Spanish and French speakers but ALL are welcome.

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Learn to read and spell in English - an introduction to phonics for beginners Part 2
Day(s): Friday
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Weeks: 4
Start Date: 14/06/2024
Venue: Distance Learning
Full Fee: Free
Level: Pre-Entry Level
Concessions: Yes

Phonics! Learn the correct sounds, learn the phonics rules and the exceptions to those rules, become familiar with the terminology, know how to break down words to read them and to build up words to spell them. With support available for Arabic, Spanish and French speakers but ALL are welcome.

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Why study at WAES?
  • Highly qualified and professionally experienced tutors
  • Accessible Central London centres with bespoke facilities and great transport connections
  • A wide range of in-person, online, distance learning and community-based courses
  • Unique work experience opportunities through partnerships
  • Guest speakers offer introductions to career pathways in a variety of sectors
  • Excellent progression to employment, apprenticeships or further learning including university