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Praise for family learning projects in Notts

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Two family learning projects in Nottinghamshire have been chosen as examples of best practice by Ofsted and NIACE (the National Institute for Adult and Continuing Education).

Family BLOODHOUND, based around a 1,000mph World Land Speed Record attempt and Family Dr Who are both run by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Adult and Community Learning Service Team in local communities to boost interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects among young children and their families.

The county council successfully applied to NIACE for the two projects to feature in themed inspections by Ofsted and NIACE focused on the contribution of family learning provision in schools and early years settings.

Councillor John Knight, culture committee chairman at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “It is wonderful news that these two courses are going to feature as examples of good practice nationally for family learning courses.

“Both Family BLOODHOUND and Family Dr Who cover STEM subjects, helping engage children and young families in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and have been a great success in the local communities where they have been hosted.”

As examples, Family Dr Who includes making a working model Dalek with electrical circuits. It was developed by Nottinghamshire County Council Family Learning Development Worker Alison Sisson and colleagues from the ACLS team in partnership with Sutton Academy and libraries to support the 50 year Dr Who celebrations at Mansfield Library.

Two family learning projects in Nottinghamshire have been chosen as examples of best practice by Ofsted and NIACE (the National Institute for Adult and Continuing Education).

Family Learning recognises and supports the important role families play in encouraging and nurturing a love of learning and raising achievement as highlighted in the Family Learning Inquiry (www.niace.org.uk/current-work/family-learning-inquiry).

For more details about ACLS courses organised by Nottinghamshire County Council please visit the county council website: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk

 

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