Closing the gap in early years education – working with parents and the home learning environment


The Ark approach combines the delivery of curriculum by teachers and skilled staff with an approach to improving the home learning environment, through a home visiting programme for the most vulnerable children; the support home learning; and through regular engagements with parents. Lydia will discuss how Ark schools are working with parents to ensure that every child is “school-ready.” She will discuss what teachers can do to close the achievement gap through partnering with parents. She’ll present emerging evidence on the impact this kind of work is having on some of our most vulnerable children.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.