The Learning Together Study is a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT), being carried out by Queen’s University Belfast, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). It is led by the Oxford-based charity Peeple. It trained practitioners from nursery classes in schools and academies to deliver the Peep Learning Together Programme to groups of children and their parents, and is evaluating its effects. The aim is to find out how successful the Learning Together Programme is in improving the learning environment at home, and whether this improves children’s vocabulary, early literacy skills and social skills. This evidence will add to the existing positive evidence about the Programme which has already been established by the University of Oxford.
All places in the Study were filled, and sessions with families have now been completed. Many thanks to everyone in local authorities, nursery classes and families around England who generously gave their time to discuss and/or participate in the study. We expect the evaluation report to be completed and published in early 2020. We will update this page when we hear more.
The Peep Learning Together Programme is an early intervention which supports parents to understand more about how children learn - and to do more of the things at home which make a difference to children’s outcomes, like singing, sharing books and stories and talking about a wide range of ideas, thoughts and feelings. The Programme is delivered by trained practitioners to parents and children together.