The rationale for the family based learning residentials is to identify and support families in need and crisis. The objectives are to break cycles of poverty and deprivation, to improve self esteem and to provide families with the life skills required to become self reliant, successful and ambitious and to help families become inclusive members of society.
The residentials will support these objectives and in addition will support and foster the change of attitude and ethos within a family into one that engages with education and employment and recognizes the values of both. The residentials are organized into strands and for our Learning Away project we will focus on:
Strand 1 which will involve all families from all the partner schools using a family based learning approach with Cooking and the Arts as the lead into parenting and family learning.
Strand 3 which will be a targeted behaviour management residential with activities built around the in school behaviour management strategies for targeted disaffected students.