The Government’s Extended Services Initiative is intended to meet the needs of children, their families and the wider community. Schools are deemed to be at the heart of the community and are ideally placed to provide access to a range of opportunities, activities and support. Schools are not expected to provide or offer all services from their own sites but will endeavour to ensure that services are available locally. By 2010 every Primary school will be expected to offer access to the range of core services outlined below.  The information below outlines the “Core Offer” – there are five aspects to Extended Services

CORE OFFER 1 - QUALITY CHILDCARE
This should:
• Be guaranteed
• Be OFSTED registered
• Be available all year from 8am-6pm

EXAMPLES AT WYNDHAM PRIMARY ACADEMY

  • Breakfast Club provided daily (7:45am – 8:50am - £1 per child)
  • After School clubs most days
  • WASP (Wyndham After School Provision) (3:15pm – 5:30pm - £1.50 per child)
  • See Miss Westbrook for more information about Breakfast Club
  • Speak to the office about what clubs are on and when
  • See the notice board and newsletters for more information about events during school holidays.

HOW TO OBTAIN FURTHER INFORMATION

CORE OFFER 2 - SWIFT AND EASY ACCESS OR REFERAL TO TARGETED OR SPECIALIST SERVICES
Schools and other agencies must:
• Act on LA guidance and have clear processes
• Have named individuals who manage referrals
• Work together on referrals

EXAMPLES AT WYNDHAM PRIMARY ACADEMY

  • Paula Baines-Chambers and Suzannah Hemmings have had relevant training and are able to meet with parents who require information or support and able to refer or signpost to relevant agencies.
  • We work closely with agencies such as school nursing, the Education Welfare service, Social Services, Education Psychology

HOW TO OBTAIN FURTHER INFORMATION
• Speak to Suzannah Hemmings who is available to see on a drop in basis or make an appointment to speak to Paula Baines-Chambers
• Drop in parents mornings
• Information session during Parents’ Evenings

CORE OFFER 3 - PARENTING SUPPORT

This should:
• Involve parents in the children’s learning
• Offer information sessions when children begin school
• Provide opportunities for parents to meet as a group

 

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