National Association for Gifted Children

Black Country Outreach Project

To support 1500 hard to reach parents of children with high learning potential in the Black Country through an outreach programme of workshops and family learning opportunities to enable them to grow in confidence and support their bright child to achieve their potential

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 September 2010 to 12:00 PM, 1 August 2011

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Situation

Children with high learning potential from disadvantaged backgrounds can struggle. Many are bullied at school, hide their intelligence because it is not 'cool to be clever', underachieve and can have social and emotional issues ranging from poor behaviour in the classroom to mental health problems;boredom to lack of friends. Many parents do not have the skills or confidence to support their child and this project seeks to address these issues and to help prevent them in the first place.

Solution

We want to appoint an outreach worker who will: * Work with parents of pre school children to give them confidence in how to support a bright child * Set up Family Learning opportunities to give parents confidence in learning * Set up 4 informal Family Network Groups to support parents with activities * Set up a monthly Branch meeting with activities for parents and children * Give talks to parents and carers in a variety of different settings abotu supporting the potential of their child