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Empowering Parents Across the Borough

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Are parenting intervention teams engaging parents in education? Unique access to how one urban local authority and its schools are working with parents, hoping that their parenting classes will help families, and hel...

Supporting Parents Across Communities

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Parenting support workers show what their work means in practice A fascinating insight into the work of school-based parent support advisors and others professionals involved in teaching parenting and building links ...

Strengthening the Family

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A primary school trials a US-style community building programme "Families & Schools Together" (FAST), an American programme designed to help children succeed at school, is being rolled out to families in the UK....

The Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities Approach

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The five components of a parenting class are explained An insight into a free parenting class run by teachers and community leaders. Programme manager Leandra Box, describes the five main components of the course: en...

Social Isolation and Parenting

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How social isolation can affect parenting issues Professor Lynn McDonald, founder of Families and Schools Together (FAST), discusses the effects of social isolation on families. FAST offers parenting support, and wor...

Working with Challenge, Involving Everybody

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Inclusive education and involving parents Professor Lynn McDonald talks about socially marginalised families and the importance of working with entire communities to encourage education. Through visiting challenging ...

Choice vs Selection

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Jonathan Dimbleby host a major debate on school admissions Free to Choose? We’re told that schools cannot select their pupils, but parents have a free choice of school for children. Is it true? Jonathan Dimbleby chai...

Sex in the Classroom

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Jonathon Dimbleby leads a debate about teen pregnancy in Britain Britain currently has the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in Europe, and alarmingly high levels of sexually transmitted infections among teens. In ...

Was Tomlinson Right?

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Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a debate about the school leaving age - were Mike Tomlinson's suggestions right after all? The government has pledged to raise the school leaving age to 18. It's introducing a new set of vocat...


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A debate on the Government's controversial academies programme Tony Blair may be long gone, but his education legacy lives on in the form of that most controversial schools policy: the academy programme. Despite the...

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