Homework Clubs – Primary Schools

The key purpose of this project is to ensure that families have an increased awareness of the importance of education and access to the existing support that is available. The project will create strong links between the school and parents’ ensuring that support is available to remove the barriers that impact on child development and achievement.

Supporting and developing new after school activity / homework clubs within each of the 7 Primary Schools within the cluster which will complement the national curriculum. After discussions with the Primary Schools it was identified that there is a need to provide homework clubs within each school to support children to achieve their targets in line with the set standards.

The role of the Primary Family Support Worker in this project is to support and assist all primary school communities, within the cluster, with development of existing and new after school learning opportunities. This has 3 dimensions:

  1. Engaging with children and their families to encourage the take up of after school learning opportunities
  2. Increasing communication between the school and family; using the experience of working with children and families together with knowledge of the school system to support both parents and children. (This may be on an individual child basis to improve issues such as attendance or emotional well-being), as well as organising groups to support parents. Supporting parents in improving the home learning environment and helping parenting from the poorer families to believe their own actions and efforts can lead to improved outcomes for their child. This element will encourage family learning and the participation of the child in extracurricular activities.
  3. Supporting and developing new after school activity / homework clubs within each of the 7 Primary Schools within the cluster

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