Parent and Family Engagement Award Winners
Perth & Kinross Council’s Parenting and Family Learning Team (P&FLT) were hailed at the Scottish Education Awards recently. The team won the Parent and Family Engagement Award, sponsored by The National Parent Forum of Scotland, at a glamorous ceremony in Glasgow on Wednesday 7th June.
Perth and Kinross Council invested to develop and enhance the family learning offer as part of the Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) expansion by recruiting 25 Early Years Family Learning Practitioners (EYFLPs) to work in across the 11 ELC communities. A range of full year and term time staff were recruited to provide family learning opportunities to support parents at both local authority settings and funded providers. As a result of this investment, we have seen a substantial increase in parental engagement and family learning offered across Perth & Kinross, including the rural communities which traditionally have not had this available locally. The introduction of the EYFLPs has enabled the central P&FLT to expand their offer of support to families from pre-birth to teenagers. Both the EYFLPs and the P&FLT work closely together resulting in an increase in family learning opportunities.