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Course overview

The Story Sacks course gives parents/carers time to be taught on their own for part of the session and then the children join them to work together. Parents develop ideas that can be used to support their child’s joy of reading and creativity at home. The sessions are very informal, with many activities to do together which are designed to be interesting and fun to inspire both parent and child to get the most out of story tellling. The tutor works in conjunction with the setting's own curriculum and ethos and there may be opportunities to watch children being taught in the classroom. Tutors will encourage parents to discuss their own experiences of English at school and to look at developing their own English skills to keep up with their children. There are opportunities for parents to move on to work towards their own English qualification in the community as well.

Session details

You must attend the information session and be comitted to all sessions of the course.

Eligibility criteria

You must have a child at the School to access this course. Parents do not need any previous experience. Any parents with any special needs can discuss these with the tutor at enrolment to ensure that the course is suitable or can be adapted for their needs. The course is available to all adults who have children in the school. If numbers applying for the course are high preference will be given to parents who: • Do not hold a full-level 2 qualification including English or maths. • Do not hold a level 2 Maths qualification • Do not hold a level 2 English qualification • Are unemployed or retired. • Are claiming JSA • Employed and looking to progress onto further Family Learning courses • Are parents/carers of children/young people who are entitled to free school meals. Parents who have been referred to the course for the purposes of improving their mental health and wellbeing

Venue and accessibility

Check with The Sambrook Centre for access information

Certification

None

After the course

Further courses at the school will be available following on from Story Box. Please speak to the tutor for more details.

For enquiries contact:

Opening Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: 01952 382888

Email: support@learntelford.ac.uk

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