Khadija arrived in Bradford from Pakistan in 2019. She didn’t speak very much English and was particularly worried about how her youngest daughter, Hafsa, was going to manage at school.
Not knowing many people in the city, and with little knowledge of British education, Khadija tried her best to teach 3-year-old Hafsa with some resources she purchased herself, but it was a struggle.
“Hafsa had extremely limited language and was not interested in anything educational I had bought from the shops,” Khadija said.
Hafsa joined the nursery at Beckfoot Nessfield Primary School and after conversations with staff there, it was suggested her mum join the Passport to Confidence scheme, a project funded by SHINE.
The project, run in schools that are part of the Beckfoot Trust, involves parents taking part in activities aimed at increasing their confidence and improving the communication skills of their children.