Published in April this year Education Scotland’s Family Learning Framework is designed to close the attainment gap and raise attainment for all.

They believe that family learning can be a catalyst for helping adults take up education opportunities and gain employment. And of course this has an impact on children’s aspirations too.

In 2016 they did a review of family learning and found that this intervention works in terms of reaching disadvantaged families and communities. When they participate in family learning it improves their life chances.

The Family Learning Framework builds on the review and is designed to support providers work with partners to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate family learning effectively at a local level.

It focuses on focuses on four key areas to support practitioners and leaders:

  • Programme development - innovative and responsive programmes that will enable families to access and progress wherever they are on their learning journey.
  • Evaluation – how and when to use evaluation to assess impact and inform improvement.
  • Workforce development – career-long professional learning (CLPL).
  • Research – embedding research into practice and carrying out research to understand more about effective practice.

Read more here.