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“At-home parental involvement clearly and consistently has significant effects on pupil achievement … which far outweigh other forms of involvement.”
Charles Desforges, ‘The Impact of Parental Involvement on Pupil Achievement’.

Read the full report here:

http://www.edujam.org/headroom/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/impact-of-at-home.pdf

Visit the standards site for information on parental involvement http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk

Research into parental involvement in pupils achievement has shown that it has a significant impact, especially at home.

· Children of parents who take an active interest in their schooling make greater progress than other children.
· Gains in pupil achievement that stem from parental involvement programmes tend to be permanent.
· In schools with matched intakes, those with strong parental partnerships do best - they consistently have fewer problems related to pupil behaviour and their pupils’ achievements are better.
· Family influences have a more powerful effect on children’s achievements than either school or neighbourhood factors.

Primary schools using edujam can begin to exploit the benefits above because it offers their school community :

* Greater sense of ownership and achievement in pupils
* Extension of learning with pupils able to take more of their learning and achievements into their home.
* Empowerment of parents to take a much more supportive role.

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