Family and Schools Partnership Project
Improve the behaviour, self-esteem, wellbeing, attendance at school and engagement with learning of at risk’ children.
ESDEG School Partnership Project
ESDEG has a strong track record of partnership working. We have established good working relationships with educational, parental and youth groups in order to deliver the project and we are able to draw on a wide range of expertise from partners.
The project works mainly with three primary schools in Ealing: Viking, Durdans Park and Featherstone Primary Schools. The Somali population at the school represents 20% of their total students and Afghan and other refugee communities are also represented. The primary role of the schools will is to:
There is a need to intervene earlier in the school life of refugee children living in deprived areas preventing them from exclusion and truancy. We identified need through feedback sessions, questionnaires and secondary research, involving young people, single parents, community groups and schools.We asked about the reasons for truancy and exclusion and how problems can be resolved.
English as English is generally not their mother tongue.
The project is designed to maximise participation at all levels to bring lasting changes to the children’s behaviour and attainment. We consulted children, parents and the school, as we believe that any solutions proposed should arise from their expressed needs and should foster a sense of ownership and responsibility. We have designed the project that incorporates regular review and improvements. We will be working with families and schools to make sure that they are assured of ESDEG’s passionate commitment to finding solutions and of our ability to instil this energy into children themselves through our advice and support.
The activities and programmes designed in this project will enable children to continue their learning outside the classroom by associating themselves with parents, other friends and experts. This gives families the opportunity to participate, not only within the framework of the project, but also outside the project.
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