Parents and Carers
Our commitment to home literacy
Parents and carers and the home environment are crucial to developing a child’s literacy skills. Reading Quest works hard to involve families in our teaching and understands that such partnership working can have a dynamic impact not only on the Reading Quest pupil but on other siblings in the home and on the adults themselves.
A survey by Oxford University Press of some 300 teachers found that more than half of them believed many children in their classes had never been read a bedtime story (April, 2010). Reading Quest works hard to promote home literacy and to support parents/carers in that process.
Supporting your child
Reading Quest takes great pride in working closely with parents/carers once their child has been selected for a six-week course.
- Regular contact through notes home. Tutors will update families about what’s happening in lessons and answer any questions or queries parents/carers may have.
- Invite parents/carers to come and observe lessons.
- Invite families to our weekly Family Library sessions, where everyone can play games together and enjoy books.
- Provide specialist support from Oxfordshire County Council’s Family Learning department if families want to improve their own learning or get more detail about studying opportunities.
- Organise celebration assemblies in schools for families once their child has finished RQ.