Everyone Ready for School

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Everyone Ready for School engages parents in their young child’s learning through a series of fun, creative events held at the school the child will attend in September.

About the programme

Everyone Ready for School engages parents in their young child’s learning through a series of fun, creative sessions held at the school the child will attend in September.

The parent sessions will:

  • Build relationships between parents, settings and schools
  • Help parents understand and implement simple communication, language and literacy activities in the home and other ideas to support their child's development
  • Help practitioners and parents value the importance of the home learning environment

Everyone Ready for School is structured around a core text, We're Going On A Bear Hunt, which is explored each week through activities designed around the themes and content of the book.

Everyone Ready for School is currently being run in 10 settings in Darlington, with a further seven settings joining the project in 2020. If you’d like to be notified of any future developments with the project, register your interest now.

Register your interest now.

What settings get

  • Training

    Nursery staff are trained on delivering Everyone Ready for School by the National Literacy Trust's early years team.

  • Resources

    Settings running the programme are provided with in-depth training resources and handbooks.

  • Materials

    Parental attendance is encouraged with a series of items to keep including books, tote bags, arts and craft materials and lots more.

  • Support

    Meetings will be organised for the settings taking part to discuss running the programme and best practice.

Resources

We have lots of downloadable resources to help you support families to be ready for school. Please note these are only accessible to those registered to take part in Everyone Ready for School.

Everyone Ready for School programme resources
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Project partners