It's Your Child's Life Liverpool

It’s Your Child’s Life is a parental engagement programme which helps parents to help their children succeed in school. By giving parents a real insight into what their child is learning in school and how they are being taught, parents become real partners in their child’s learning journey. The course is being successfully replicated across Liverpool, Knowsley and Merseyside with communities that need it most. To date we have delivered 45 programmes across 25 schools working with around 350 families. Recent work has involved working with parents from Croxteth, Norris Green, Toxteth and Everton bringing them together for the first time to discuss some of the difficult issues their communities face.

 The schools we've worked with are:
  Pleasant Street          Broad Square
  Much Woolton         St Teresa of Lisieux
  St Ambrose              St Sebastian's
  Northway                St Cuthbert's
  Northwood              Millbrook
  Northcote                St Laurence's
  St Patrick's                Ravenscroft
  St Gregory's             Beacon
  Croxteth                  Our Lady Immaculate
  Wellesbourne           Blessed Sacrament
  Eastcroft Park            St Anne's
  St Francis de Sales     Faith


The Programme

Based on the London model It's Your Child's Life Liverpool promotes parental engagement and empowers parents to become real partners in their child’s education. By providing parents with the confidence and tools they need, they can help their children develop skills associated with school readiness. This in turn impacts positively on their child’s ability to demonstrate a good level of development in many different areas making school a happy, positive and successful experience for both children and parents alike. The programme can be delivered to up to 10 parents in 6 or 12 weeks depending on the needs of the parents and schools. More details about the programme can be downloaded below.

It's Your Child's Life Liverpool Programme Information

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      LATEST NEWS!      

Are You Looking After Your Health and Wellbeing During the Pandemic?

As daily lives and routines have changed drastically over the last couple of months for you and your child,

you’re not alone if your levels of stress and anxiety have gone through the roof!

It’s really important to reach out to family and friends during these times. It’s also good to know that there’s other support, friendship and guidance available which may be just what you and your child need.
Recognising that your mental health and wellbeing are vital to your child’s social and emotional wellbeing, Andrea and Kerry have adapted the highly successful ‘It’s Your Child’s Life’ programme putting you and the child’s needs at the centre of our programme in a fun, friendly and supportive way. Delivered from our Covid secure controlled base at St. Mary's Millennium Centre, Meadow Lane, West Derby, L12 5EA, this six week course, ideal for parents of children of primary school age, offers practical advice, positive parenting tips and self-esteem boosting techniques that will make for a happy home for both parent and child.

As Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ teachers, with vast experience of working with families, Andrea and Kerry are skilled in helping parents to help their children have the best possible start in life by giving them the tools they need to succeed. Andrea and Kerry are mums, passionate about great education which transforms life chances.

Our course covers the following areas:

•    Nurturing our children’s emotional development through stimulation and communication.
•    Sleep, routine, diet and exercise with a focus on physical development.
•    Building self-esteem, managing behaviour, empathy and relationships.
•    Supporting our children’s reading and writing, giving them the best chance to succeed.
•    Supporting our children’s Maths, giving them the best chance to succeed.
•    Tips for positive parenting and techniques on how to improve emotional wellbeing.

Come and be one of the many families in our community who have gained so much

from attending the ‘It’s Your Child’s Life’ course. Just look at our testimonials!

Parent Testimonials

What Headteachers and SLT Say

“I was stopped by parents who wanted to share how much they have enjoyed the course. They were full of praise as to how much it has helped them help their children and how much it has inspired them. This is making such a difference to our pupils and families and is worth every penny.” 

- Andrew Tremarco, Headteacher, St Teresa’s

To discuss how It’s Your Child’s Life can run in your  school please contact us or our Liverpool team: 

Andrea O'Brien

BEd (Hons)
Lead Practitioner
Enhanced DBS

07960 615 591


Kerry Burns

BA (Hons)
SSAT Lead Practitioner
Enhanced DBS

07761 961 863

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It's Your Life

The Glasshouse

161 Old Ford Road


E2 9QB

CEO Jackie Barnes BEd. FRSA 

Phone: 020 3754 0185


Registered Charity No: 1116802

© It's Your Life 2020

Trustees: David Lewis, Melanie Sherwood, Foyez Rahim & Brian Thomas