The 5 ‘Core Offer’ areas relate to the government’s Every Child Matters, Change For Children initiative. The government expects every school to be offering access to the core extended services by 2010. Schools will continue to offer some of these services themselves but will also be able to provide parents and families with information on where the following range of core extended services can be accessed in their local area:-
• Wraparound childcare 8am-6pm, all year round for primary schools.
• A varied range of activities including study support activities.
• Parenting and family support.
• Swift and easy access to specialist services.
• Community use of facilities including adult and family learning and ICT.
You can find out more about what extended services Leigh Park schools are currently offering by clicking on the blue Extended Activities boxes on the home page. The limited access activities are only for the children attending the school concerned but the open access activities is available to anyone who matches the age range, etc., for the activity.
The information on this part of the website about the core extended services has been taken from an audit undertaken through the schools and added to through the work of the co-ordinator. This will be updated on a regular basis.
If you want to revise or update the information relating the activities/services offered by your group or organisation, or if you are a recognised service provider and would like what you offer to be added to information on this website, please send the details to the CIP contact on the home page.
Community use of facilities, including adult and family learning and ICT
Good community use is being made of school sites particularly the secondary schools and Children and Family Centres. There are already a wide range of adult and family learning opportunities available across the schools with many offering access to and courses/training in ICT. New links between the schools in Leigh Park and the local community are developing all the time with the co-ordinator being a member of the Leigh Park Community Board. Further developments and joint projects in this area will be a key part of the work of the Community Improvement Partnership