Learning Families NetworkLearning with families The Learning Families Network is made of up of more than xxx organisations that want to create lifelong change through family learning. Members can range from a pottery café holds family art sessions to the local library with storytime to local authorities with termly family learning programmes. Whilst each organisation is very different they all have a common commitment to creating positive change. Becoming a network member is free and gives your organisation: access to new ideas exclusive early access to CPD training a platform to learn from others and share your story (good practice) support to help your family learning thrive an opportunity to add your voice and influence family learning policy a chance to be part of groundbreaking projects supporting family learning JOIN THE LEADING FAMILIES NETWORK (xxxlinkxxx) and transform the face of family learning If you want to be part of the bigger picture and help us to champion learning and achieve positive change. Become a Friend of the Campaign for Learning for just £300. Some of the benefits include one FREE place at our regular policy seminars and 20% discount on all our other training, events and briefings. BECOME A FRIEND (xxxlinkxxx) Test subsite page Resources FL Essentials FL Starters News Blogs Events Online Training Measurement and Evaluation Marketing and Promotion Funding Working in Partnership Reaching your audience Sector specific Activities and Projects News and Views CPD What is Family Learning? Family learning: Is any learning that includes more than one generation of a family (including the wider family and carers and guardians) has clear learning outcomes for both children and parents can be formal or informal – eg six-week family literacy course or a family fun day Why is it important? Learning as a family helps us to become confident, lifelong learners. It enables families to learn in a relaxed and 'fun' atmosphere, helping to reinforce learning at home. It impacts on children … It helps children develop essential skills and achieve at school. Family Learning can lead to improvements in children's behaviour and attainment. Children whose parents support their learning do better at school and in later life. (xxxResearch linkxxx) It has positive impacts on adults too … It helps parents to reconnect to learning and transform their lives. Family learning allows parents to find out how their children learn and understand how to support them better. Family learning offers a chance for adults that might be disengaged from learning to step back onto the learning ladder – often because they are motivated by wanting to help their children. The Every Child Matters document states that not only do family Learning programmes deliver lasting improvements for both children and adults they encourage parents to go on to further training. It makes a difference to the wider community ... Family Learning helps to develop a learning community to support your school. It can also improve attendance and behaviour. Family learning can help families tackle disadvantage and improve their life chances.