Family Learning: Highland Libraries and Culloden ASG

Last week Education Scotland published their Review of Learning at Home. The review identified that there are a number of ways in which schools develop family engagement and family learning through their current provision. The review has also identified recommendations moving forward.

Thanks to Michelle Gowans, Network Librarian (Culloden) for sharing the following.

The High Life Highland Library Service, through their Network Librarian, Michelle Gowans, and the schools in the Culloden Academy ASG, are going to be working collaboratively this session to develop family learning through the ‘Read to Succeed’ initiative.

With families from P6 – S6, a book group is going to be created. Unlike book groups with young people, the book group is for parents who have children in P6 to S6. There is no preparation required out with the book group; the texts will be explored during the sessions. The books will be teen fiction, exploring issues which young people are interested in. The core aim of the book group is to promote reading within the home environment, hopefully sparking off discussion in the home around the texts which are going to be explored.

This creative example of family engagement through partnerships is something which we look forward to hearing about throughout the year.  The network librarian is looking to open the invite up to school staff as a professional learning opportunity. Any queries should be directed to: Michelle.Gowans@highlifehighland.com

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