Research and analysis

Effective learning at home

This publication was withdrawn on 22 August 2016

This good practice example has been withdrawn as it is older than 3 years and may no longer reflect current policy.

Ofsted good practice example showing how Darlington Borough Council provides support in learners’ homes and helps them join family learning courses.



Darlington Borough Council’s adult service’s family learning team provides intensive support to start a learning programme in learners’ own homes and support them towards joining family learning courses later. The majority of these learners are from marginalised groups that do not traditionally participate in learning, such as travellers, or those who lack confidence and are not ready to join a group or attend a learning centre.