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Help at hand for parents

Multilingual leaflets for parents don't always reach their target audience, some of whom may not be literate in their mother tongue.

The London Secondary School Guide is a 30-minute DVD, developed by participants in London Challenge Community Forums, that can be watched in English, Sylheti, Somali, Turkish and Urdu; topics include attendance, school reports, homework and "dealing with problems". The emphasis throughout is on how parents can support their children. The DVD has been distributed to all inner-London secondary schools. Copies are also available from the DfES Publications Centre. Video streaming and fact sheets are at

Tel: 08456 022 260

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