At Cabot Learning Federation (CLF), we believe that collaboration is the key to unlocking the full potential of students at every stage of their educational journey.


Whether you are a parent of a primary school child (ages 5 to 11) or a secondary school student (ages 11 to 16), your role in supporting their learning at home is vital.


Here are some customised tips, recognising the distinct needs of both age groups, aligning with CLF’s vision of collaborative learning. 

Tips for Primary School Children (Ages 5-11)



Create a Learning Space

Set up a designated space at home for learning activities. Let your child help decorate it with fun stuff. This way, they will feel excited about studying in their own space.


Establish a Routine

Structure is essential, but for younger children, make the routine playful. Incorporate breaks for enjoyable activities, keeping the learning experience engaging. 


Encourage a Love for Reading

Share the joy of reading with your child. Explore different types of books together and talk about the stories. By making reading a shared activity, it builds a foundation for future literacy skills. 

Use Tech Wisely

Use computers and apps that help learning. Team up with teachers to understand what is best. Make sure your child uses technology in a balanced way.  


Celebrate Achievements, Big and Small

Positive reinforcement is crucial. Celebrate their efforts, be it finishing a puzzle, completing a drawing, or understanding a new concept. 


Turn Challenges into Adventures

Teach them to view challenges as exciting learning opportunities. Encourage a positive attitude toward overcoming obstacles. 

Tips for Secondary School Students (Ages 11-16)



Master Time Management

Help your child develop effective time management skills. Create a flexible schedule that balances study sessions, extracurriculars, and leisure activities. 


Initiate Open Communication

Encourage self-advocacy. Teach them to communicate openly with teachers, seeking support when needed. This promotes independence and responsibility.


Explore Diverse Learning Resources

Secondary students can explore a variety of resources independently. Encourage them to experiment with different study techniques and materials. 

Seek Peer Support

Promote collaborating with classmates for group revision sessions or projects. Peer support can provide a fresh perspective, enhance understanding, and make learning more enjoyable. 


Balanced Extracurricular Activities

Encourage taking part in activities after school that align with your child’s interests. Balancing school with hobbies, sports or the arts can create a well-rounded and fulfilling secondary school experience for your child. 


Prioritise Self-Care

Promote self-care to manage stress in your child. Ensure adequate sleep, exercise, and healthy diet. Maintaining physical and mental wellness contributes to overall academic success. 

Remember, secondary school is a time of growth and self-discovery. By following these practical tips, you can help your child to navigate this period with confidence, embracing the opportunities for learning and personal development. 


At Affinity Workforce, we are all about working together to make education better, and CLF’s commitment to excellence is driven by a deep-rooted moral purpose. By following these simple steps at home, you are part of the team creating a solid foundation for your child’s success. Remember, your collaboration with teachers and the school community is crucial in making sure your child has a great journey through school and beyond.


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