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Rowley Regis parents go back to the classroom
7:50am Monday 23rd July 2012 in Local
PARENTS of children at a Rowley Regis school have been back to the classroom to earn qualifications for themselves.
Eight Brickhouse Primary parents gained level two in supporting teaching and learning in schools and six passed an adult numeracy course.
Headteacher Paul Newby said there had been a 100 per cent pass rate on the courses and 16 parents will be taking an adult literacy course in September An average of 122 parents and relatives also joined classes to learn with their children every half term during the year in INSPIRE workshops.
Mr Newby said: "I am very proud of the achievements of all of our parents. Many of them were very apprehensive about schools and education, since they had not had positive experiences when they were children.
“The change in the parents, who have gained qualifications on our courses, has been amazing and the support they can now give the children in our school and their own children with their learning is second to none.”
The school is able to offer a variety of courses to parents following the addition of a parent support advisor to the staff.