OVO Foundation funds Engaging Parents Effectively in Liverpool
OVO Foundation has funded us to roll out the Mouse Club transition and home learning project to 8 schools in Liverpool and look at how to sustain and further roll out the work for a second year.
Mouse Club involves getting children ready to start school. Schools or settings run workshops in June or July and give parents input and fun resources, tip sheets and sticker charts to help prepare their children for school in September.
The home learning project helps parents to do fun activities at home that support their children’s learning and develop the confidence of staff to work more closely with parents.
The project was trialled as part of a randomised control trial and was found to be effective by the Sutton Trust and the Department of Education at Oxford University, according to a report published on the Sutton Trust website.