This paper describes a cluster randomized controlled trial of Family SKILLS, an intervention targeted at reception year children and their parents for whom English is an additional language. The trial will commence in the autumn of 2016 and run for one year. 155 primary schools in England will take part in the study. NatCen Social Research has been appointed to conduct the trial by the Education Endowment Foundation, the Bell Foundation and Unbound Philanthropy who are co-funding this research. The Family SKILLS intervention will be delivered by a number of delivery partner organisations coordinated by a consortium comprising Learning Unlimited, the Campaign for Learning and University College London, Institute for Education.
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