The Opportunity Area (OA) will be working with four Fenland secondary schools as part of the new one-year Fenland Parent Power project.
The purpose of the project is to give identified parents of Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils the tools to build and support their children’s aspirations.
The parental engagement model is based on the successful Kings College Parent Power programme. This has been pioneered by the King’s Widening Participation department and charity Citizens UK. Parent Power has trained more than 200 parents in university access, student finance and independent learning. Fenland Parent Power follows the successful implementation of the project in South London and Oldham.
Fenland Parent Power will upskill parents about progression into further and higher education to give their children the best opportunities. Parents will learn about student finance and university access. They will also have the opportunity to visit universities.
We will be working with Trinity College Cambridge and The Brilliant Club on this project. The Lead Project Coordinator is due to be appointed in September 2021.
We will invite each school to identify around 12 parents of disadvantaged, high performing Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils, who would benefit from the project.