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Parent School Advisers

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress is being made in establishing the pilot areas for parent school advisers; and if he will make a statement. (80551)

20 local authorities have accepted an invitation to run pilots for parent support advisers in schools. There will be 600 advisers in primary and secondary schools, and recruitment will start this summer. They will take a preventive role, supporting children and families where there are early signs that additional help is needed. They will build on the best that schools are already doing to raise standards by enhancing home-school relationships.