Glasgow mums and dads have been getting maths and English lessons as well as help with other skills through schools.

One mum who couldn’t count money with her son and has asked for assistance now goes to adult literacy and numeracy classes.

And she is also now a volunteer at a community pantry operating the till, a council meeting heard.

It is part of work from Glasgow City Council’s family learning team, who work with schools and nurseries to boost family learning and give parents access courses.

A total of about 6, 500 children starting primary got a family learning kit in 2023 and parents are encouraged to read with their children among other schemes.

They are a large number of programmes taking place in schools throughout the city to support parents learning so they can help their kids.

Referring to the range of activities and asking about the work involved, Councillor Zen Ghani, SNP, said: “Families are clearly being supported across the city to thrive.”

Speaking at last week’s education, skills and early years city policy committee, an officer said the “success” is down to the staff within schools and enthusiasm to make it happen.

She said the programmes are “driven by parents” and staff listening to parents.

Councillor Fiona Higgins, Labour asked about examples of good work taking place.

An official said her personal favourite was ‘play along maths’ to support parents to use the language of numeracy at home using games. Sixty five primaries and 56 nurseries are expected to roll out play along maths in the current school year.

She said: “Families love it. Schools love it.”

Other family learning programmes on offer are English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for Parents and Family Fun with Food.

.The family learning team is managed by Glasgow Life and includes one learning services coordinator and five family learning officers as well as a part time post.

A council report said: “Working across all sectors, the team offer joint planning and capacity building activities that enable schools to develop effective parental engagement strategies, improve the range and quality of family learning programmes, increase vocational and accredited learning and parental volunteering opportunities and develop strong partnerships that support quality and sustainability.”

The education, skills and early years city policy committee were given an update on the work of the team.