Family Learning

Are you a parent/carer of primary school aged child or toddler? Or an adult (e.g. grandparent) who plays a significant part in a child’s life? Would you like to feel more confident to support a child’s development? Are the methods used in schools to teach Maths and English skills today different from those you remember?

Do you work in a school or with parents/carers of primary school aged children or toddlers? Would you like to host Family Learning courses to support families with learning, wellbeing, English and/or Maths? Do you want to help parents understand the schemes and strategies used in your school to teach Maths and English?

If so, Aspire’s Family Learning courses could be for you! Allocated courses are fully funded so there is no cost to the setting or families attending

If you would like our Family Learning Fact Sheet, please download it by clicking here: Family Learning Fact Sheet, or please see the course information below.

If you would like to register your interest, parent or school, please fill out our Family Learning Online Survey here: Aspire Sussex Family Learning Survey.

Wider Family Learning
Getting Ready for School

Discuss concerns you/your child have about them starting primary school. Identify the skills your child needs to develop and how you can support them. Information on the Early Years Foundation stage and how children are taught and learn at school.

Support to Succeed

Support your child through primary school and prepare for secondary school. How to help your child gain skills and confidence to make good choices, to overcome challenges and to support their developing independence.


Consider what wellbeing means and how external factors/feelings can affect behaviour and wellbeing. Strategies for positive thinking/behaviours which can improve wellbeing for you and your child.

Understanding Children’s Behaviour

Different types of behaviour, the importance of effective communication and the value of routines and praise. Explore which types of parental behaviour are most likely to promote a positive response from a child and how to deal with unwanted behaviour.

Confident Carers, Confident Children

Encouragement and strategies to build self-esteem, resilience and confidence. How to actively support your child’s social and emotional development.

Online Safety

E-safety information, ways to keep your child safe online, the use of social media and the importance of communication with your child.

Cooking with Children and Preparing Healthy Lunchboxes

Spend time together preparing tasty, healthy food. Explore how to develop and support your child’s language, literacy, numeracy and motor skills.

Family English, Maths and Language
Fun With Phonics

Phonics is a way of teaching children how to read and write. It helps children hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another. Learn about how phonics is taught in your child’s school and explore some fun ways you can support your child’s phonic learning at home.

Developing the Reading Experience

Explore books and activities which can help develop language, literacy and communication skills and enrich your child’s reading experience.

Make a Maths Bag

Make simple, cheap resources that you can use to support your child’s developing maths skills.

Keeping up with the Children – English/Maths

Find out how English/Maths are taught in schools today and how to support your child at home.

Family English/Maths

Develop your own English/Maths skills whilst learning how to support your child’s developing literacy/numeracy skills. For parents/carers who do not have a Level 2 qualification in English/Maths (GCSE grade C or equivalent).

Family Language – Supporting Bilingual Families

For parents/carers who are speakers of other languages (ESOL). Develop your own skills and confidence in English and how to support your child’s developing literacy skills.