Sandwell Adult and Family Learning: Gifted & Talented Project
This project, run by Sandwell Adult and Family Learning in partnership with Christ Church, Harvills Hawthorn and Burnt Tree primary schools, has enabled parents to improve their literacy and numeracy skills by studying alongside their children in the classroom, and boosted pupils’ Maths levels, giving them a firm foundation for moving up to secondary school.
The course is designed to fit in with the National Curriculum. Parents attend the study sessions once a week throughout the academic year, working one-to-one with pupils as young as 7. “Gifted and Talented” has made local headlines as 143 adults and children at Christ Church primary school passed OCR National Adult Literacy and Numeracy exams at levels 1 and 2.
Parents report that the course has helped them with job applications, encouraged some to take further qualifications, and improved confidence in helping their children with homework.
“Stepping back into the classroom and working alongside my son has been, and continues to be, a wonderful experience,” said one parent.