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Family Learning Progression News

Family Learning works with schools and children’s centres across Surrey to deliver positive learning experiences for both parents and their children.

Every one of our courses is free for families, and built upon the same core principal: that when parents are learning, there is undisputed positive impact on the child.

It is always a pleasure to catch up with our former learners and to hear that they are moving on to other programmes or have gone back to work. We are delighted that learners have really benefitted from the Family Learning programme and have used the opportunity to improve their lives in exciting and remarkable ways.

Read about three of our learners’ journeys below:

Family Learning learnerAliki Vlassi attended a Keeping Up with the Children course for English as an Additional Language (EAL) parents at Horley Children’s Centre in early 2015, next she enrolled on an Entry 3 ESOL course at East Surrey College in Redhill. In the summer term of 2015-16, she came back to do another five week course with Family Learning at Horley Children’s Centre. Last year she concentrated on improving her English and successfully took an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam so that she could apply for a place at university. Aliki is now studying for an MSc in Psychology at the University of Kingston.

Family Learning learnerIlona Rucinska did a joint Keeping Up with the Children for English as an Additional Language (EAL) parents and children course at St Matthews Church of England Primary School in Redhill in 2015-2016. She gained more and more confidence and started working a few hours in the evenings towards the end of the course. Early this summer, she joined Vorwerk as a Thermomix ® Advisor doing practical demonstrations and selling “the most versatile kitchen appliance” in the east of the county.

Family Learning learnerJyoti Patel has done two Keeping Up with the Children courses, one at St Matthews Church of England Primary in Redhill in spring 2016 and another one at Wray Common Primary School in Reigate in spring 2017. In April, Jyoti set up a small business catering for private parties and has had many happy customers in the past six months. She has also recently started working as a catering assistant at Trinity Oak School in Horley. She is also looking forward to doing a maths course with Family Learning at Wray Common Primary School later this year.

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