Family learning initiative to improve prospects

by | 2 January 2021 | Education and Learning, Gainsborough

A Gainsborough primary school has launched an innovative initiative to help parents enhance their CVs and improve their prospects. Mercer’s Wood Academy on Ropery Road is working in partnership with Gainsborough Trinity Foundation and Lincolnshire County Council’s Family Learning Service to deliver its Family Learning Initiative.
Starting in January, Mercer’s Wood Family Learning Initiative will offer several courses spanning parenting support, workplace-based training and academic qualifications. Courses on offer include ‘Feeding Your Family for a Fiver’, first aid, and mathematics and English qualifications which will help people looking for work.
Thanks to the generosity of the school and its partners, the majority of courses will be free.
“We know that times are really challenging for people and we wanted to do something to help the parents of our children and the wider community,” says Mr Ola, Head of School at Mercer’s Wood Academy. “We are incredibly grateful to Gainsborough Trinity Foundation and the Family Learning Service, both of which have bought into our vision and desire to do as much as we can to help people improve their job prospects.”
Gainsborough Trinity Foundation will use its expertise and unique knowledge of the local community to deliver a range of courses that can be accessed remotely or on-site.
The Mercer’s Wood Family Learning Initiative is the latest in a series of ways in which the school has provided more than just education to the local community. At the beginning of November, the school facilitated three free online courses: Fun with Reading, Fun with Number and Calculations without Calculators – a five-week adult maths course. If you would like further information about the courses or places at the school for September 2021, please call 01427 612572 or email