Promethean is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the parental engagement charity, Learning with Parents, that will see the two organisations work together on a series of initiatives to help tackle inequality in UK education.
After delivering a series of guest presentations on the Promethean stand at Bett earlier this year, Tom Harbour, Learning with Parents Founder and CEO, recognised the potential of working more closely with Promethean: “Having explored how edtech can help to close the disadvantage gap in my Bett sessions, I was keen to build on the relationship with Promethean as a global leader in education technology.
“As we strive to raise awareness of the role parental engagement plays in children’s education and how this impacts their life opportunities, the collaboration with Promethean will be pivotal in helping us reach out to schools and share practical resources with teachers.”
Commenting on why this is such an important collaboration for Promethean, Jim Wallis, Head of UKI Markets, said: “For over 25 years Promethean solutions have supported student engagement in the classroom. Learning with Parents support engagement between children and parents at home. While collectively this presents a real synergy, we also recognise that there remains education inequality across the UK. Through our collaboration, we hope to help tackle these issues by raising awareness of how they can be addressed.”
One of the first initiatives launched through the collaboration is a fully funded training session to share best practice on supporting families in disadvantaged areas to engage in learning.
These sessions are available for primary school leaders throughout the UK and can be booked online.
Further information on Learning with Parents and its programmes to support parental engagement can be found on their website.