Case study: Involving fathers in their children’s learning (Co. Durham, 2009)

21 August 2009

Over the course of 2008-09, 42 fathers, grandfathers and other male carers in County Durham joined in with a local initiative to get family men more involved in their children’s learning – during the children’s transition from St Helen Auckland Children’s Centre and local nurseries to starting ‘big school’ at St Helen Auckland Primary School.

The project, which was jointly set up by Children North East’s Fathers Plus and Sure Start County Durham was a pilot scheme. Substantial successful engagement with fathers took place, even during the short time scale; and the project has now received additional funding from Durham County Council and will be extended to include Woodhouse Primary School and Children’s Centre.

The evaluation report from Leeds Metropolitan University (which contains a description of the project, as well as reporting on process and outcomes) was glowing – and can be downloaded here

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